Amravati: At the least eight individuals have been killed immediately in Andhra Pradesh’s three Rayalaseema districts and one within the southern coastal district on account of torrential rains of as much as 20 cm.
Twelve persons are nonetheless reported lacking in Kadapa district. Indian Air Pressure, SDRF and Hearth Service personnel rescued dozens of individuals trapped within the sudden floods.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the telephone and inquired in regards to the scenario and promised all doable assist to the state.
The chief minister will conduct an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts tomorrow, the CMO stated in an announcement.
Swollen rivers and ditches triggered heavy flooding within the districts, roads had been damaged in some locations and public life was disrupted.
In lots of locations, roads was canals and automobiles overflowed.
Though the Tirupati Worldwide Airport at Renigunta reopened immediately for flight operations, two ferry routes to Tirumala Hills remained closed.
The street from Alipiri to Tirumala was badly broken by landslides and floods, which had been usually closed to pilgrims touring within the mountains.
The Chief Minister requested the officers of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam to supply free lodging and meals to the pilgrims stranded on the hills.
Within the Rajampet constituency in Kadapa district, a minimum of 5 individuals had been killed in floods within the Cheyeru river whereas 12 extra had been nonetheless lacking.
A complete of eight individuals have been killed within the floods within the district, Kadapa Collector Vijaya Rama Raju advised PTI.
The State Highway Transport Company bus conductor and two different passengers met with a water grave in Kadapa district because the automobile was swept away within the flood. Two different individuals aboard the bus had been rescued, in accordance with an official launch.
Within the neighboring Anantapurmu district, 10 individuals trapped within the floodwaters of the Chitravati river at Veldurthi village had been rescued by Indian Air Pressure personnel who took a particular flight from Yelahanka Air Pressure Station in Karnataka.
The IAF crew performed a winching operation utilizing a Mi-17 helicopter to rescue ten individuals trapped within the JCB.
The JCB had earlier within the day rushed to the spot to rescue 4 individuals trapped within the flood-hit automotive, however because the flood turned extra extreme, six of them and 4 passengers of the automotive had been trapped.
The Anantapurmu district administration despatched an SOS to the IAF, following which the rescue operation was efficiently carried out.
SDRF, police and hearth service personnel rescued dozens of individuals from flood-hit areas in Kadapa and Chittoor districts.
In Kadapa district, 33 reduction camps have been opened and accommodated 1,200 individuals.
The Chief Minister spoke to the collectors of the flood-hit districts and requested them to step up rescue and reduction measures.
The South Central Railway stated 11 passenger and categorical trains had been canceled, 5 had been partially canceled, 27 had been diverted by different routes and yet another was rescheduled because of the floods.
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