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Schools closed for two days in parts of Odisha amid downpour; record rainfall in Puri, Bhubaneswar

Schools closed for two days in parts of Odisha amid downpour; record rainfall in Puri, Bhubaneswar

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 Bhubaneswar, September 13

The Odisha government has shut down schools in 12 districts for two days as rain continued to pound the state for the third day on Monday due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.

School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash said the 12 districts where schools would remain closed till Tuesday are Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal Angul Jajpur and Boudh districts.

Schools had reopened for classes IX, X and XII following an improvement in the COVID-19 situation.

Heavy rain since Saturday clobbered large parts of the state as a depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression and crossed the coast near Chandbali in Bhadrak district.

The Met office has issued alerts for 13 districts. PTI

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