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Farmlands, homes flooded in several AP districts

Normal life was paralysed in several districts as many low-lying areas got flooded and thousands of acres of farm lands were submerged.

Published: 03rd October 2012 09:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2012 01:55 PM   |  A+A-

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At least six persons, including four children, were killed as torrential rains lashed most parts of the state since Monday night.

 Normal life was paralysed in several districts as many low-lying areas got flooded and thousands of acres of farm lands were submerged.

 The Meteorological department officials have asked people to be prepared for more heavy to moderate downpour in the next 24 hours due to a well-marked low pressure area over west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of coastal Andhra and Telangana.

 The highest rainfall of 14 cm was recorded at Narasapur in West Godavari district as on Tuesday.

 Tadepalligudem (West Godavari), Rajahmundry (East Godavari) and Mednoor (Nizamabad) recorded rainfall of 11 cm each.

 At Gannavaram in Krishna district, a 10-year-old boy, Satyapreetham, was washed away in the overflowing Cheemalavagu when he tried to wash his legs in the water.

 His family members and neighbours launched a rescue operation but could not fish out his body till last reports came in.

 Another elderly person, aged about 55, is also learnt to have drowned in the overflowing Budameru rivulet in Krishna district.

 The heavy rains also snapped electric wires in some places.

 Two sisters were electrocuted in one such incident at Kasimkota in Visakhapatnam district.

 Another girl reportedly fell into an overflowing drainage canal at Satrampadu in Eluru of West Godavari district.

 In Pakala in Chittoor district, a wall collapse claimed a woman’s life and injured two others.

 In a similar incident, three women were severely injured at Siricilla.

 Lightening took the life of 60-year-old Rangam Shankaraiah when he was in an agricultural field at Kothapeta in Velgatur mandal of Karimnagar district.

 Apart from deaths, the downpour forced around 40 families residing in Nallajerla of West Godavari district to shift to rescue shelters.

 District officials have been kept on alert and have been asked to take measures to shift people stranded in low-lying areas.

 In Prakasam district, connectivity to villages of Yerragondapalem and surrounding areas was lost due to overflowing Nalleru stream.

 In Warangal, around 1,200 acres of crop got submerged at Parkal, Chintapalli and other neighbouring areas.

 Connectivity to about 10 villages was cut off due to the overflow of Morancha stream at Bhoopalapalli.

 In Karimnagar district, where paddy cultivation was recorded as highest in the state, thousands of acres got submerged in rain water leaving farmers in distress.

 About 7,000 hectares got inundated in the last two days in East Godavari district alone.

 



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