Two die in Odisha flash flood

Bhubaneswar¬† :¬† Two women were killed while two were swept away and are now missing after a flash flood ravaged Odisha’s Malkangiri district, a minister said here Friday.

Revenue and Disaster Management Department Minister Surya Narayan Patro said many places of the state witnessed heavy rains during the last two days and Malkangiri district was worst hit.

Four people were swept away by the flood water Thursday in Kudumuluguma area of the district, about 700 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

The bodies of two of them were found by the police Friday, he told IANS.

The dead were women and they were aged 45 and 48.

At least 100 people were given shelter in a local school after flood water gushed through their homes in the region, he said.