This Article is From Sep 02, 2020

Watch: Miracle Rescue Of Baby Monkey Trapped In A Reservoir In Odisha

Odisha rain and flood news: The state fire service men rescued a monkey trapped in a reservoir in Ganjam district. In other rain-related incidents, lightning struck six people in the state.

Odisha floods image: A monkey trapped in a reservoir was rescued Tuesday night

Ganjam, Odisha:

A monkey trapped in a reservoir in Odisha was rescued by firemen on Tuesday night. Footage of the injured baby monkey being rescued from a reservoir in Ganjam district was widely circulated online. Firemen secured the monkey to a Life Buoy and helped the animal swim ashore. Parts of Odisha are flooded after incessant rain for the last few days. 

At least six people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed yesterday after being struck by lightning. Most of the deaths took place in Keonjhar and Balasore districts, according to officials.

As many as 17 people have died and over 10,000 houses damaged in flood-related incidents in the Odisha. Over the weekend, around 2,000 people from low-lying areas of Sambalpur city were shifted to relief centers after flooding due to water gushing out of the Hirakud Dam.

A total of 14,32,700 people in Odisha have been affected due to floods in 20 districts, said the state government.

Fire service teams are carrying out rescue and relief operations at marooned villages in the state. Eight teams are engaged in various flood-hit localities.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms and lightning in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and the north-eastern states. Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are also expected to receive rain. Very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka and Kerala.