Major flood menace in Andhra Pradesh
There were unprecedented floods in Andhra Pradesh with heavy inflows in the rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra.Sixteen people were killed and over 4.5 lakh people were evacuated. The Andhra Pradesh state government stepped up relief and rescue efforts with the help of 550 army personnel.
Rescue personnel evacuated 1.5 lakh people in Kurnool district, 1.34 lakh people in Mahaboobnagar district, 15,000 people in Krishna district and 5,000 flood victims in Guntur district.
About 105 relief camps have been started in the districts of Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar, Krishna, Guntur and Nalgonda to help those affected by the floods.