Four die in Andhra flash floods

November 14th, 2007 - 3:03 am ICT by admin  
The mini-bus carrying the passengers returning from Tiruchanur to Nellore was stuck in floodwaters near Nellore town.

Few of the bus passengers were rescued in country-made boats, while others swam to safety.

About 20 people were rescued, but four others were washed away, officials said.

Heavy rains are lashing coastal areas under the impact of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, which was likely to further intensify.

Fishermen have been warned against venturing into sea.

Nellore and Prakasm Districts in Andhra Pradesh received heavy rainfall, inundating several villages. The authorities have stepped up evacuation of people to safe places.

Transport and communication services in the two districts have been badly affected due to flash floods. (ANI)

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