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Flood in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur claims 8 lives, rain fury to continue

September 23, 2016 1:02 PM |

Flood in GunturAt least eight people were washed away in the gushing flood waters in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh after two days of heavy downpour. A high alert was sounded in Hyderabad after the Met office forecast more rain in the next few days.

Monsoon remained vigorous over Coastal Andhra Pradesh during the last 24 hours on account of further intensification of low pressure are into well-marked low-pressure area.

As a result, heavy to very heavy rains battered several parts of the state including Guntur. Several streets and houses have been submerged in flood water.

In wake of incessant rains, around 5000 people have been reportedly evacuated from Guntur district to the relief camps. Rail tracks have also been breached due to which rain link between Secunderabad and Guntur was cut off for over 30 hours.

Weathermen predict that flood situation will remain grim for another 24 to 48 hours. Heavy to very heavy rains will continue to batter the region during the next 24 hours. Thereafter, the Monsoon system will shift westwards and as a result, intensity of rains will reduce but moderate will continue over the region.

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