Cyclone Laila: 3 killed in East Godavari district of Andhra
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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.


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

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