Torrential rains continued to batter coastal Andhra Pradesh Sunday, claiming 22 lives, inundating hundreds of villages, paralysing road and rail traffic and damaging crops.
The rains triggered by northeast monsoon and Cyclone Nilam, which crossed the coast near Chennai Wednesday, have so far killed 22 people, said T. Radha, commissioner, disaster management.
About 60,000 people from affected areas were shifted to 86 relief camps. Incessant rains in eight districts of Andhra Pradesh have damaged 480 houses completely and 766 houses partially. Standing crops in over 250,000 hectares were also damaged… Read More