In Pics: Odisha, Andhra on high alert after rain-related deaths

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Bhubaneshwar, Oct 25: After Cyclone Phailin left parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in shambles, flash floods in Odisha claimed ten lives and affected more then 1.5 lakh people.

Close to 129 villages were inundated due to the floods.

Odisha government announced that schools and colleges in 12 affected districts will be closed till Monday. The floods have not only affected transport but also sports as the ODI between India and Australia in Cuttack is likely to be cancelled.

Special Relief Commissioner PK Mohapatra said that water levels have risen above the danger mark in the rivers here. "Following heavy rains for four days, the water levels in rivers in South Odisha are above danger level and have entered many villages," he said.

Death toll may increase if the rain continues

The floods have also hampered relief work in the state after cyclone.

Andhra Pradesh is also on high alert after 11 rain-related deaths were reported. Kalingapatnam, Guntur and Prakasam received over 30 cm of rain and many low lying areas are flooded.

Even the fishermen have been advised by the weather officials not to venture out in the sea. The National Disaster Response Force has also been put on high alert.

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In Guntur

In this image, houses are seen inundated by the heavy downpour the state is experiencing.

In Guntur

Rains wreaked havoc in Andhra Pradesh this week. Here people are seen next to a stranded bus stuck due to the rains.

In Guntur

People wade across a flooded road in Guntur. Rains affected many regions in the state affecting normal life.

In Andhra Pradesh

Even train services were affected by the heavy downpour that resulted 11 deaths this week.

In Andhra

Water levels in rivers rose in Odisha and entered many villages. Meanwhile fishermen in Andhra were asked to stay away from the sea.

In Andhra

Many people were relocated to higher grounds for safety. Low lying areas were all flooded.

In Andhra

This picture taken in Sattenapalli shows a truck that was overturned due to the rains.

In Andhra

Relief work after cyclone Phailin was also hampered due to the rains.

In Andhra

Following the rains, this was a common sight. Roads were nothing but a mess, leading to disruption of transport in the state.

In Andhra

Following the heavy downpour, many houses collapsed leaving people out in the rains.

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