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Death toll in AP put at 65

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Death toll in AP put at 65
Death toll in AP put at 65

Hyderabad,  Oct  7 :

 Many low lying  areas  in Repalle town and 20 adjoining villages in Guntur district were submerged in water following the breach in right embankment of the Krishna  river  canal on Wednesday.  The  death toll  according  to Government  officials is put at  65  in Andhra Pradesh when  reports  last  came  in. ``The  flood waters  are  receding  fast but  still it  takes a lot of time  to get  back  to  normalcy,’’ relief  Commissioner  Dinesh Kumar  said.

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A number  of villages  in Ibrahimpatnam,  Jaggaiahpet  and  ChandarlApadu mandals  of   Krishna  district  still remain under   water. The  clear  weather and  restoration of  some  of the  roads  enabled  the  officials   to carry out the relief  and rehabilitation works at  a brisk pace.

The authorities are keeping their fingers crossed over the safety of flood banks along the river course that protect the villages from flooding. The flood banks stretch over 182 kms in Krishna and Guntur districts. Already, the river embankments at some places have breached, leading to submergence of several villages.