Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rajnagar, Aug 6:

Panic gripped the Satabhaya area after over 500 acres of agricultural land were submerged under sea water by the advancing high tides from Bay of Bengal in Odisha’s Kendrapara district.


According to reports, over 500  acres of farming land of Satabhaya and nearby villages under Rajnagar block in the district have been affected following a breach in Baunshagada-Satabhaya bridge yesterday.

“It is for the first time we witnessed that sea water has entered into the Maa Panchubarahi Temple which had never happened before,” said a villager.

Saline water is flowing into the territory at another place through a breach that had occurred at Barahipur village under Satabhaya panchayat last year.

Notably, repair work of the Baunshagada-Satabhaya bridge was conducted two years back by the Tatabandha department.