Odisha: Schools Shut For 2 Days In Rain-Battered Malkangiri

02 August 2019

Panchanan Dash

Malkangiri: Classes of all the primary schools, upper primary schools, high schools of Malkangiri district have been suspended for two days- Friday (August 2) and Saturday (August 3) due to forecast of heavy rainfall.

A letter from the Collector has been sent to all Block Education Officers, Headmasters and Headmistress of this district for necessary action. They have been requested to suspend the classes and take measures for safety and security of the students.

"The Hostel Boarders shall he served with proper foodings in time. If possible, the help of local villagers can be taken to avoid any untoward situation," the letter adds.

Just when flood-like situation was dissipating in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district, the conditions started worsening again as showers lashed the place on Thursday. In effect of the showers, Poteru and Pangam rivers have swollen and over three-feet water flooded bridges in the district affecting communication from Malkangiri to Kalimela, Balimela, MV-37, MV-11, Korukonda and Kangurukonda.