Heavy rains disrupt life in South Coastal AP, 1 killed

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Hyderabad, Oct 29 (UNI) Heavy rainfall from a depression in the Southwest Bay disrupted normal life in South Coastal Andhra Pradesh even as a person was killed in a rain-related incident.

The unidentified person died when a state-owned bus carrying a marriage group was caught in whirlpool at Naidupeta in Nellore district, Disaster Management Department officials said.

Another RTC bus with 35 passengers was partially struck in flood waters near Anungarajupalli Village of Chitvel Mandal in Kadapa District.

Long distance trains from the South suffered delays of more than two hours as flood waters from the Sambaleru Canal overflowed the railway track near Gudur in Nellore District.

Vehicular traffic between Nellore and Chennai was disrupted as water from Kallangi Rivulet near Sulurpet flooded the Chennai-Kolkota National Highway.

A report from Visakapatnam said the depression in the Southwest Bay of Bengal moved in the Northwest direction and lay centered at 120 km South East of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Venkateswarulu told UNI it was likely to intensify further and move in a West Northwesterly direction and cross the coast between Nellore and Chennai by noon.

Under its influence, rainfall or thundershowers were likely over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh in the next 36 hours.

Squalls with speed reaching 45-55 kmph were likely along and off south Andhra coast during the period, Met officials here said.

Fishermen had been advised not to venture into the sea off South Andhra Pradesh coasts as sea condition would be rough to very rough.

Isolated extremely heavy rainfall was also likely over North Coastal Tamil Nadu and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

UNI

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