Printed on Mon Aug 15 2022 3:27:44 AM

Andhra Pradesh flood-landslide death toll rises to 30

International Desk
Andhra Pradesh
Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains have so far killed at least 30 people in Andhra Pradesh, India. Many are still missing. Thousands of people have been displaced by floods caused by days of torrential rains in the southern state of the country.

The weather conditions in the state have taken a terrible turn this week. Due to the floods, the highways were submerged and communication with different villages was cut off.

Emergency relief work in the flood-hit areas was disrupted. However, members of the rescue team continued their rescue operation.

Members of the country's air force and navy are delivering food and clean water to flood-hit villages and towns. They are still rescuing many from the lowlands.

Locals complained that the Central Meteorological Department had issued flood warnings in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry due to the rains. The Central Water Commission also warned the dam regulatory authorities. However, no immediate action was taken.

Meanwhile, thousands of people have been evacuated. All schools and colleges in Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, and Kanchipuram in the state have been closed. Offices have also been closed in several districts on an emergency basis. Meanwhile, rains are still continuing in Chennai and Bangalore.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy over the telephone about the flood situation. He assured all kinds of cooperation.

Voice TV/IA
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