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Rain Wreaks Havoc In Andhra Pradesh Civilians Stranded In Tamil Nadu Rescued By Boat

The rain continued to wreak havoc in many parts of southern states on Saturday. Andhra Pradesh was the most affected. Where there was the loss of life and property due to rain-related incidents. Rains receded in Kerala’s Sabarimala where the Pathanamthitta district administration lifted the ban on pilgrimage due to rain. On the other hand, heavy rains and floods affected life in many parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

25 people died from Andhra Pradesh

At least 25 people have died in Andhra Pradesh’s Cuddapah and Anantapuramu districts due to rain since Friday. And 17 people are reported missing in rain-related incidents. A member of the State Disaster Response Force has also died. Over 30 people were washed away in the floods in the Cheyeru river in the Cuddapah district on Friday, official sources said. The situation in Tirupati city is still dire and many areas are submerged. While the situation in the hills of Tirumala is relatively fine, the devotees were inconvenienced due to the rains.

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At least five people including two children died in house collapse

At least five people, including two children, were killed when an under-construction house collapsed amid torrential rains in Kadiri town of Anantapuramu district. Four people were rescued from the rubble. Some more people are feared trapped. Chief Minister Y. s. Jaganmohan Reddy conducted an aerial survey to assess the damage in Cuddapah, Ananthapuramu, and Chittoor districts. He spoke to the District Magistrates of Cuddapah and Chittoor and inquired about the damage. The Chief Minister has asked the officials to assess the crop damage as soon as the flood water recedes.

Jaganmohan Reddy conducted aerial survey

Chief Minister Y. s. Jaganmohan Reddy conducted an aerial survey to assess the damage in Cuddapah, Ananthapuramu, and Chittoor districts. He spoke to the District Magistrates of Cuddapah and Chittoor and inquired about the damage. The Chief Minister has asked the officials to assess the crop damage as soon as the floodwaters recede. The government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of every person who died in the floods.

SPS Nellore district was also greatly affected

Where many villages were submerged on Saturday due to floods in the Pennar river. Official sources said thousands of people have been shifted to relief camps in the SPS Nellore district. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed for rescue and relief operations in the districts. Villupuram and Cuddalore districts in Tamil Nadu are affected as the Thenpennai river is in spate.

About 15 thousand people from both districts were kept in relief camps. Whereas 18,500 hectares of fields in Villupuram have been inundated due to the Thenpenai river in spate. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran told. Three people have died in Krishnagiri and Tiruvannamalai districts in the last 24 hours.” He said 368 cattle were also killed. Kosasthalai river is in spate in Tiruvallur. Due to this there has been flooding in Manali near Chennai. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin visited the affected areas and directed the officials to expedite the relief work.

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