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Andhra Pradesh floods: Death toll in Rayalaseema and Nellore districts goes up to 41

As floods continue to ravage Andhra Pradesh, the death toll in the

Rayalaseema

NSE -3.14 % and Nellore districts has risen further from 29 to 41 on Sunday. Six more bodies were retrieved at Rajampet mandal and two fresh flood-related deaths were reported at Chinnamandem mandal in Kadapa district.




Three bodies are yet unidentified at the Rajampet government hospital in Kadapa district, while fifteen bodies have been handed over to the families of the victims. Four deaths were reported in the Nellore district on Sunday.



Two siblings including a woman who tried to cross over the Mandavya river in Chinnamandem mandal were washed away in the strong currents and their bodies were retrieved near Vandadi village. Two unidentified bodies were retrieved near the Somasila project on Sunday.



Nearly 44,275 persons have been evacuated and moved to 92 relief camps across Nellore district.


The floods continued for the fourth consecutive day across Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Nellore districts.


A road bridge connecting Kadapa-Tadipatri towns along the Papagni river collapsed in the early hours on Sunday, while road connectivity to several villages along the route remained suspended.



Traffic along the national highway also was brought to a grinding halt after the national highway caved in at two places near Nellore.


(With inputs from TOI)





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