44 dead, 16 missing after heavy rain lashes Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government on Friday informed that 44 people have lost their lives due to flood caused by the unprecedented rain in the state.

According to the statement issued by the state government, a total of 1990 villages in 119 mandals of four districts – Kadapa, Chittoor, Anantapur, and Nellore – were affected by the floods, of which 211 villages were completely inundated causing a death toll of 44 people and while 16 are still missing.

“The rains, which started after the first week of this month, continue to fall today. The Rains began on the 16-17th. As never seen before in history, heavy rains inundated Rayalaseema. The streets of Tirumala and in the town of Tirupati, we have experienced heavy rains and vehicles being washed away,” the statement said.

“Four buses were stuck in the flood, where an RTC bus had fallen from Nadaluru bridge, causing 10 people to succumb to death and the rest were rescued by SDRF teams. 10 others had died at Sivalayam which is on the banks of the river,” it said.

The government also stated that the power supply in four districts has been restored and is providing necessities to 95,949 flood-affected families.

It has also announced the expediting the payment of compensation in respect of fully damaged and partially damaged houses by the floods.