AP rains: Death toll rises to 35

The toll due to heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh rose to 35 on Thursday with more deaths reported from the coastal districts of the state.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2010, 22:01 PM IST

Hyderabad: The toll due to heavy rains in
Andhra Pradesh rose to 35 on Thursday with more deaths reported from
the coastal districts of the state, even as standing crops
particularly paddy in over 2.83 lakh hectares were damaged.

At least 14 persons lost their lives in East Godavari
district in the rain-related incidents followed by
Visakhapatnam (11), Prakasam (3), West Godavari, Nellore,
Anantapur (2 each) and Chittoor (1), according to Disaster
Management authorities.

At least three persons went missing in East Godavari while
five persons suffered injuries in Srikakulam (2) and
Visakhapatnam (3), they said.

With rains continuing to lash the coastal districts and
parts of Rayalseema region of the state for the past 6 days,
over 10,000 houses were fully damaged while 1,39,436 houses in
443 villages were inundated. A total of 1,082 villages were
affected in the Coastal districts affecting over 6.64 lakh
people in the five districts of East Godavari, Krishna, West
Godavari, Prakasam and Nellore.

The officials have set up 121 relief camps and nearly
56,695 persons have been given shelter in these camps at East
Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Krishna, Prakasam, West Godavari and
Nellore.

Heavy rains have also damaged standing crops in 2.83 lakh
hectares besides affecting horticulture crops in 3,145
hectares, the officials said, adding 1,608 tanks were also
breached.

PTI