Heavy Rain In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana; At Least 6 Dead In 48 Hours

India Weather News: A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal caused very heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha.

Andhra Pradesh Rain Image: Heavy rain flooded streets in Secunderabad

At least six people have died, three in Andhra Pradesh and three in Telangana after continuous rain in the last 48 hours. More rain is likely for another day, according to the weather bureau. A woman was killed when the car, in which she was travelling with her son and daughter-in-law, was swept away in gushing floodwaters. According to the state disaster management department, the depression crossed the coast between 6.30 and 7.30 am, with wind speed of 55 to 65 km per hour. Rainfall ranging from 11 cm to 24 cm was recorded at more than a hundred locations in Andhra Pradesh, according to the Met department. The worst-hit districts are East Godavari, West Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Krishna.   

A cargo vessel from Bangladesh, was swept close to the Tenneti Park beach in Visakhapatnam due to stormy winds. The Visakhapatnam Marine Police said, the ship's anchor broke. 15 crew members have been rescued.    

Several roads in Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and Krishna were flooded. Trees uprooted during the storm blocked vehicles. Power outages were also reported, sources said. Power lines were damaged at more than 50 places. Small rivers in Andhra Pradesh like the Tandava, Sarada and Gostani were overflowing due continuous rainfall for the last two days, sources in the State Disaster Management Authority said.

In neighbouring Telangana too, several areas saw very heavy rainfall. There was waterlogging in Hyderabad city after non-stop rain from Monday evening. Three people have died in the last two days after their house collapsed. An18-year-old girl who was to be married this week and her relative died on Sunday. An eight-year-old child died on Monday while her sibling and mother suffered serious injuries after the wall of their house collapsed.    

According to the latest weather bulletin, "light to moderate rainfall" is expected in parts of Maharashtra and heavy downpour is likely in the Konkan and Goa region.   

Heavy rainfall will continue in north Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka, southern parts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha, the India Meteorological Department said.

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