8 dead in Guntur as rains lash AP, Telangana; Schools remain closed

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Hyderabad, Sept 23: Eight people are reportedly dead in flood-hit Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, as rains lash the twin states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the past 24 hours.

Following this, high alert has been sounded by the MeT office, which said that more rains can be expected for the next two days. Schools have also been shut down for the safety of students.

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Meanwhile, promising help to the people of Hyderabad, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that Army, RAF, and the NDRF will be brought in to help in the rescue operation. Chopper services were deployed for the rescue operations as people were stranded in their homes and the roads. Food packets and edibles were also dispersed in various localities.

About 40 passengers of the APSRTC bus were rescued as they were stuck midstream on a causeway at Krosuru and flood water gushed in from Utukuru rivulet.

Deputy Chief Minister N China Rajappa toured various parts of the state to oversee the rescue operations. He also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the deceased.

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