130 dead, thousands marooned in K'taka, AP floods

Published: Saturday, October 3, 2009, 10:23 [IST]
 
Floods kill above 130 in south India

Bangalore, Oct 3: Led by a depression in the Bay of Bengal, rain clouds unleashed havoc on south Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh leading to floods that has killed about 130 people and has left thousands marooned.

While the latest media reports say that water levels are receding in Andhra's Kurnool and Mahaboobnagar are receding, about 25,000 people are still left marooned and rescue operations are on. 26 deaths have been reported from the state.

104 fatalities have been reported from six north Karnataka districts. The torrential rains have also rendered thousands homeless.

The worst affected area is Bijapur with maximum of 29 deaths being reported from there.

The North Karnataka 'watershed' photos

Tungabhadra river, and several rivulets, steams and tanks were overflowed flooding nearby areas and cutting off transport links and other communications.

Army, navy and air force personnel have been deployed for rescue operations.

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