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House swept away in flash flood: One body retrieved, five still missing

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Ganjam: The dead body of a youth, who was swept away along with five others by the flash flood in Adangi River at Bhutapankal village in Bhanjanagar area of Ganjam district yesterday, was found on Friday morning.

The deceased was identified as Prafulla Mallik of Gajalabadi area.

A search and rescue operation to find the other five missing persons is still underway, a source said.

Earlier on Thursday, six persons, including four members of a family, went missing after their house was swept away by a flash flood in Adangi River. Though the district administration launched a massive rescue operation to trace the missing persons since 12 pm yesterday, incessant rain hampered the operation.

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