Cyclone Laila: 3 killed in East Godavari district of Andhra

Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 00:08

Rajahmundry: Three persons were killed and
one person was missing, even as over 3,000 people were shifted
to relief camps in East Godavari district, as cyclone Laila
struck the Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday, officials said.

G Abbulu and his father Narasimha Murthy were
electrocuted in Malikipuram Mandal here, while Sathiraju died
in Kotipallirevu in K Gangavaram Mandal, District Collector M
Ravichandra said.
One more person of Mummadivaram mandal B Sambamurthy is
missing, he said.

According to Ravichandra, around 3,300 people have been
shifted to 17 cyclone relief camps in the district.

The district has so far received one cm rainfall. Paddy
in 448 hectares was damaged in the district, while in
Ramachandrapuram and Kapileswarapuram some crops were
submerged in the water, he added.

The Collector said a National Disaster Rescue Operation
Team has been dispatched to Prakasam district and the 150
army personnel who were expected to reach Kakinada from
Hyderabad have been sent to Ongole.
State Social Welfare Minister P Subash Chandra Bose
visited Uppada village and reviewed the situation in the area,
while Rural Water Supply Minister P Viswaroop visited coast
line mandals of Allvaram and Uppalguptam in Amalapuram
Assembly Constituency and interacted with the fishermen
families.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 00:08

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