Rivers Penna and Cheyyeru which have been inundated swept away a number of villages and flooded roadways.
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Instances, New Delhi
Heavy destruction as a consequence of flooding in Andhra Pradesh over the previous week noticed trains and automobiles stranded, individuals displaced and killed and destruction of property. The demise toll because of the latest floods within the state reached 31 on Sunday. Rivers Pennar and Cheyyeru which have been inundated swept away a number of villages and flooded roadways.
The Chennai-Kolkata Nationwide Freeway-16 was closed after roads have been flooded in Padugupadu in SPS Nellore district as a consequence of flooding within the Penna river.
Greater than 17 trains have been cancelled on the Chennai-Vijayawada grand trunk route because the flood overflowed on the railway monitor at Padugupadu. Some trains have been additionally diverted.
Andhra Pradesh catastrophe administration physique stated the deluge was brought on as greater than two lakh cusecs of water from the flood flowed out of the Somasila reservoir in SPS Nellore district, information company PTI reported. Automobiles have been stranded on both aspect of the NH-16 between Nellore and Vijayawada because of the flooding.
Villagers angered over Annamayya challenge
Togurupeta, Mandapalli, Pulapathur and Gundlur villages have been caught in a deluge as Annamayya challenge on Cheyyeru river overflowed as two lakh cusecs of water was launched. No less than 18 individuals died within the floods and plenty of others have been lacking because the medium irrigation challenge breached because of the launch of water.
“It was nothing but gross mismanagement on the part of the administration. Didn’t they know about the flood when there was such heavy rain? Why were we not even alerted about the coming danger before it destroyed us,” offended villagers from Mandapalli and Togurupeta have been quoted as saying by information company PTI.
12 individuals died in Pulapathur village because of the flood in Cheyyeru whereas 9 individuals died in Mandapalli and 5 in Gundlur. In Mandapalli, two households have been worn out because the Cheyyeru river flooded, information company AP reported.
“The river course changed but the dam breach was what caused the real destruction. We still moved some 600 people to safety,” Kadapa district collector Vijaya Rama Raju was quoted as saying by information company PTI.