Monday, October 14, 2013

PHAILIN Update from Baripada (a friend over phone just now @ 8.12 PM):

- 10000 households completely washed up in flood.

- 10 people have already died.
- Rescue operation completely failed. District administration has not reached.

- No food for water logged areas as yet. Only 1 boat was sent for rescue when the requirement was 10 boats. He informs there was instruction from higher official to get 10 boats but the sub-collector said there is no need.

- Health support completely absent.

- Many people are still hungry. No food has reached.

- There was no electricity for last two days. Now, only about 25 per cent has been restored.

- Market closed.

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