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Odisha couple swept away by flash flood, spouse drowns

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By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR:  A lady was swept away by flash flood within the swollen Chakunda nullah close to Narigocha village beneath Bhanjanagar block of Ganjam district on Wednesday evening.

Body of the lady, recognized as Monalisa Nayak (34) of Pingujhola village, was recovered from a farmland on Thursday. Sources mentioned Monalisa and her husband Ranjit Nayak (40) left their village for Bhanjanagar on a motorbike on Wednesday night. They have been caught at Bhanjanagar attributable to heavy rains. After the downpour stopped, they determined to return house. 

On their manner, they got here throughout a culvert close to Narigocha village which was submerged by the swollen Chakunda nullah. Sources mentioned floodwater was flowing 4 ft above the culvert.

When Ranjit and his spouse tried to cross the culvert, their motorbike was caught within the robust currents. The couple and their bike have been swept away. A neighborhood who witnessed the incident raised an alarm following which different villagers reached the spot and launched a seek for the couple.

On being knowledgeable, hearth service personnel of Bhanjanagar additionally arrived on the spot and joined the search operation. Around 500 metre away from the culvert, the search social gathering heard somebody screaming for assist and located Ranjit clinging to a tree department. He was rescued and rushed to Bhanjanagar hospital.

While Monalisa was untraceable, the hearth service personnel and villagers needed to cease the search attributable to darkness. After the floodwater receded on Thursday morning, villagers discovered the lady’s physique in an agriculture discipline. The couple’s motorbike was additionally discovered close to a bush.

Monalisa’s physique was despatched for post-mortem and additional investigation is underway, mentioned police.

BERHAMPUR:  A lady was swept away by flash flood within the swollen Chakunda nullah close to Narigocha village beneath Bhanjanagar block of Ganjam district on Wednesday evening.

Body of the lady, recognized as Monalisa Nayak (34) of Pingujhola village, was recovered from a farmland on Thursday. Sources mentioned Monalisa and her husband Ranjit Nayak (40) left their village for Bhanjanagar on a motorbike on Wednesday night. They have been caught at Bhanjanagar attributable to heavy rains. After the downpour stopped, they determined to return house. 

On their manner, they got here throughout a culvert close to Narigocha village which was submerged by the swollen Chakunda nullah. Sources mentioned floodwater was flowing 4 ft above the culvert.

When Ranjit and his spouse tried to cross the culvert, their motorbike was caught within the robust currents. The couple and their bike have been swept away. A neighborhood who witnessed the incident raised an alarm following which different villagers reached the spot and launched a seek for the couple.

On being knowledgeable, hearth service personnel of Bhanjanagar additionally arrived on the spot and joined the search operation. Around 500 metre away from the culvert, the search social gathering heard somebody screaming for assist and located Ranjit clinging to a tree department. He was rescued and rushed to Bhanjanagar hospital.

While Monalisa was untraceable, the hearth service personnel and villagers needed to cease the search attributable to darkness. After the floodwater receded on Thursday morning, villagers discovered the lady’s physique in an agriculture discipline. The couple’s motorbike was additionally discovered close to a bush.

Monalisa’s physique was despatched for post-mortem and additional investigation is underway, mentioned police.