15 killed as heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Odisha

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NEW DELHI: At least 15 people died in Telangana and

Andhra Pradesh

on Tuesday as heavy rains triggered by a depression in the

Bay of Bengal

wreaked havoc across the

twin Telugu states

.
Telangana received its highest rainfall in the past 30 years, authorities said. Eight people died and three others suffered severe injuries when boulders rolled over two houses in Bandlaguda area of Hyderabad on Tuesday. “Eight members of two families died, including one infant,” Chandrayangutta DCP Gajarao Bhupal told TOI.
In another incident, a man was electrocuted in Mallapur area of Hyderabad, when he accidentally touched a snapped live wire.
In AP, the damage was concentrated near Kakinada in East Godavari district where

heavy rain

and strong winds caused widespread destruction. It left many areas marooned and hundreds of trees uprooted. Flood waters also inundated roads and railway tracks. Many mandals, from Visakhapatnam to Guntur, received heavy to extremely heavy rainfall. Some areas received heavy gale with speeds reaching up to 70kmph.
IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in some parts of the state on Wednesday. District administrations in the coastal belt have been put on high alert as many areas received unprecedented rainfall and about 1,000 families have been shifted to relief camps.
Meanwhile, incessant rainfall in Odisha since Monday wreaked havoc in the southern districts, causing landslides, washing away several bridges and roads and disrupting connectivity in many places.

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