Ropes were used to rescue people from neck-deep water in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur
Ropes were used to rescue people from waist-deep water in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur after heavy overnight rain led to a flash flood on Thursday.
Efforts were on to save a bus full of passengers stranded in flood waters. Thousands of people are stranded after record rain in parts of Guntur, around 300 km from Hyderabad.
Four people were washed away at a village; two of them were spotted on palm trees and rescue teams were trying to reach them.
Thousands of people are stranded after record rain in parts of Guntur.
"It had been raining since 11 pm but in the early hours, between 4 and 8 am, there was record rain," district collector Kantilal Dande told NDTV.
Around 7,000 people were evacuated from different colonies in of the city. The National Disaster Response Force has been called in. Till now, locals have used ropes to bring marooned people to safety.
Breaches in the walls of ponds have exacerbated the situation.
Around 7,000 people were evacuated from different colonies in of the city.
Traffic came to a stop on the highway between Addanki and Narketpally near Guntur. A low-level bridge was washed away and five colonies are submerged.
With the part of railway track suspected to be damaged, trains have reportedly been halted near Secunderabad.