BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug 31 (AFP) -
The death toll from flooding in the east Indian state of Orissa Sunday
rose to 10 as the situation worsened and more areas were inundated by swollen
rivers, officials said.
Officials said over 50,000 people have
been evacuated since flooding began three days ago, triggered by unusually
Close to three million people have been
affected all over the state, they said.
Of the state's 30 districts, 15 have
been affected with the coastal districts of Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur,
Jajpur and Cuttack the most badly hit.