SEWA Bharati / UBSS starts relief operation in Rajkanika

via HK published on April 4, 2009
BHUBANESWAR: Utkal Biparna Sahayata Samiti late on Tuesday night launched relief and rescue operations in natural calamity hit Rajkanika block of Orissa’s costal districts of Kendrapara.

UBSS volunteers, besides more than 50 Sewa Bharati workers are distributing food materials( 15,000 Biscuit packets), clothes, medicines, water and other commodities in Dasabhagaria, Manaidiha and Mangalpur villages under Bharigada Panchayat, Ganja, Sevasahi, Bagabuda, Dalikenda, Barada, Mahurigaon, Govindapur, Koranda, Kalikapur under Rajkanika area, said Samiti spokesman Simanchal Khatua in a release. Besides, cooked foods are being prepared for about 1000 affected people.

UBSS has also deputed several ambulances to shift the injured to Kendrapara and Cuttack medicals for further treatment while UBSS has also deputed two medical teams at Ganja near Rajkanika and Maniediha village under Bharigada Panchayat. The Samiti volunteers also in rescue operation and clearing roads, where trees are being failing due to high speed wind that claimed more than 30 lives and left injured more than 500 while spreading panic in the entire costal region close to Bay of Bengal.

More than 15 villages in 7 Panchayats have been badly hit due to the high voltage storm. Power and tele communication has also been cut off. Roads connecting Bharigada to Rajkanika, Rajkanika to Olavar and Kantapada Bazar to Sevasahi and Bagabuda, are being cut off due to falling of trees and electrical polls. Earlier, few hours after the incident, UBSS and Sewa Bharati teams reached the spot and started their relief operation before the district administration reached to the affected people. Biswmbar Pani Vibhaga Karyabaha, Biranchi N Mohapatra, Abhaya Pati, Ajay Das and others are monitoring the relief and rescue work.

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