Rains in Andhra Pradesh kill 44, cause havoc in Konkan

August 11th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Hyderabad/ Mumbai, Aug 11 (ANI): Rains have killed at least 44 people in the last 48 hours in Andhra Pradesh and caused havoc in Mumbai.
Seven people have been killed in separate incidents of house collapse, electrocution and road accidents in Hyderabad. Another seven people have also died near Amravati in Guntur.
Rain has stopped and floodwaters have receded in the worst affected areas of Hyderabad, Krishna district and East and west Godavari. 119 relief camps have been set up in the Guntur and Krishna districts of the state.
Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, the rains have caused inundation. The coastal Konkan stretch continues to be lashed by heavy rains.
Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Khed and Rajapur districts are all flooded due to the overflowing of three rivers Savitri, Arjuna and Vashisht.
Showers also lashed Pune and the low-lying areas of Pimpri-Chinchwad have been evacuated. The Met department has predicted more rains in the next 24 hours.
Heavy rains are also likely to hit parts of Marathwada and Vidarbha where the monsoon has been slack till now.
Mumbai has been drenched without any serious water logging problems.
Trains on all three suburban rail networks are running on time, with the rail service between Pune Mumbai rail service temporarily shut. Delays are expected due to slow moving traffic if one is travelling by Mumbai-Pune expressway.
In Goa, people have been shifted from the low-lying areas by state administration when incessant rains lashed for the last three days. Water levels in the rivers are below danger mark while Anjuna dam in North Goa is overfull.
Goa-Mumbai and Belgaum-Goa highways have been closed, snapping the states link with Masharashtra and Karnataka.
Fears of fresh flood loom over Orissa as heavy rains triggered by a low pressure pounded many parts of the state, raising water levels in major rivers and inundating low-lying areas.
Water level in several rivers including Budha Balanga, Subarnarekha, Jalaka Britarani, Tel and Hati continued to rise, while that of Mahanadi, Brahmani, Rushikulya and Bansadhara remained much below the danger mark. (ANI)

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