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AP flood: 40 villages submerge in Guntur, one dead

india Updated: Oct 05, 2009 15:49 IST

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One person died and 40 villages were submerged due to flood in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, officials said.

About 30,000 flood victims have taken shelter in 64 relief camps in the district. Some villagers have taken shelter atop hillocks as their villages have been inundated. The under-construction Pulichintala bridge on river Krishna is completely submerged, District Collector PSR Anjaneyulu said.

Ten lakh cusecs of water in the swollen river has cascaded from the Prakasam barrage at Vijayawada down the stream.

Work is on to strengthen the weak points in the flood banks, Anjaneyulu said.