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Heavy rains lash Seema

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Six persns swept away in Kadapa dist Farmer and bullocks swept away in Chitravathi River in...

  • Six persns swept away in Kadapa dist
  • Farmer and bullocks swept away in Chitravathi River in Anantapuramu dist

Kadapa: Chinna Chowk, Bhagyanagar Colony and Jayanagar Colony in the town were inundated with water with the lashing of rains since Tuesday morning. Proddatur town in the district recorded highest rainfall of 21.5 cm. The residents in those colonies had to face problems due to inundation of their houses with rain waters. Similarly, Chinna Chowk police station in the town was submerged with rain water.

The streams and lakes that were dried up due to scanty rainfall are now brimming with water. While the transportation facilities to many villages were cut off due to heavy rains. Power generation at RTPP at Muddanur village was halted when the rain water entered the coal storage warehouse.

It is learnt that eight persons were stranded in rainwater while crossing the brimming Kosinepalli stream in the district. A woman and a girl were drowned when the huts, which are situated on bank of Kalamalla stream, were washed away. Traffic came to a standstill on the roads near Rajupalem in Proddatur mandal due to flood waters. Four persons, who were travelling in a private bus, met with a watery grave when the bus overturned due to flood waters of Kundu River.

Sixteen tanks in Chinnamandem, Sanbepally, Rayachoti mandals were breached due to heavy rains. In all, 40 houses in Vattamvandlapalle were submerged, therefore, the villagers climbed the under construction Srinivasa reservoir.

Anantapuramu: The Chitravathi River is overflowing with flood water due to heavy rains that lashed Anantapuramu district since three days. After a long gap of seven years, the district is getting good rains. The lakes in Puttaparthi, Penukonda, Bukkapatnam, Gorantla, Dharmavaram, Kanaganipalle and other surrounding areas are getting filled with flood water due to the overflowing Chitravathi River.

A farmer, Nagaraju (46), of Appalollapalle in Kothacheruvu mandal was washed away in the Chitravathi River along with two bullocks, two cows and the cart while crossing. A search has begun to locate him.

Sanjay, Narendra Reddy and Sudhir Reddy got swept away in the same river at Tumparthi in Dharmavaram mandal on Wednesday and they grabbed a tree to save themselves. After hearing their cries for help, a rescue team saved the three youth. Corn and groundnut crops were heavily damaged due to the rains.

Continuous rains lashed Hindupur and Parigi areas on Tuesday night causing flooding in the low lying areas. Revenue staff drained the rain water that entered into the houses in Model Colony, Saddapalle and low lying areas in Parigi road in Hindupur with the help of fire engines. People of 10 houses had to evacuate houses at BC Colony of Boreddypalle in Pariti panchayat as rain water entered into their houses.

Several villages of Penukonda mandal got submerged due to heavy rains that lashed on Tuesday. Transport and power supply were interrupted to Shettypalle, Kondampalle, Chinnapareddypalle and other villages. Villagers said sheep, sheds and current poles got washed away due to heavy rains.

Penukonda mandal has recorded the highest rainfall of 178.6 mm in the district while Bukkapatnam recorded 105 mm rainfall, Gudibanda 97 mm, Talupula 93.7 mm, Nallamada 87.02 mm, Singanamala 85 mm, Ramagiri 76 mm, Tanakallu 79 mm, Kadiri 75 mm, Roddam 72 mm, Kanaganipalle 62 mm, Bukkarayasamudram 60 mm, Hindupur 47 mm, Anantapuramu 46 mm, Amarapuram 40 mm and Dharmavaram recorded a rainfall of 34 mm.

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