5 killed as heavy rain batters coastal districts


The coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna had been battered by incessant rain, because the deep despair crossed the coast within the early hours of Tuesday at Kakinada.

No less than 5 individuals had been killed in three districts on account of rain and flood-related incidents.

A girl and her and daughter in Visakhapatnam and a person in Krishna district died on account of landslides. In East Godavari’s Bommuru village close to Rajahmundry, one individual died on account of wall collapse and in Visakhapatnam, a girl died after being swept away in a automotive in a stream.

A number of mandals witnessed very heavy to extraordinarily very heavy rainfall through the intervening night time of Monday and Tuesday.

The deep despair crossed the coast between 6.30 a.m. and seven.30 a.m. at a velocity of round 65 kmph. This precipitated extraordinarily heavy rains, registering over 204.four mm rainfall in 26 mandals of East Godavari, eight mandals of West Godavari, seven mandals of Visakhpatnam and one mandal of Krishna district in 24 hours ending Tuesday morning.

Additionally, very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm to 204.four mm) occurred in 129 mandals in Srikakulam (eight), Vizianagaram (four), Visakhpatnam (26), East Godavari (31), West Godavari (35), Krishna (18), Guntur (1), Prakasam (1), Kadapa (2) and Anantapur (2).

As many as 146 mandals within the State witnessed heavy rainfall whereas 278 witnessed reasonable rainfall.

Many areas flooded

A number of areas had been inundated to the heavy rainfall and likewise rising flood in Godavari and Krishna rivers. In Visakhpatnam, 40 villages in 10 mandals had been affected and 350 homes had been inundated as a result of rains. About three,700 individuals in weak areas had been evacuated and moved to seven reduction centres. In East Godavari almost 1,000 individuals had been moved to reduction centres.

Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive personnel rescued three individuals, Sk. Yakub, Sk. Jansaid and D. Ashok, who acquired struck in Pedda Vagu stream close to Chenagapdu of Nandigama mandal in Krishna whereas they had been crossing a street throughout the stream. Officers stated that the trio acquired trapped within the stream because the water stage elevated immediately.

Police on alert

Director-Normal of Police D. Gautam Sawang requested police officers to remain alert for an additional 24 hours in view of accelerating flood ranges and rain forecast.

In the meantime, all the key reservoirs within the State are full to their most capability.

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