Heavy rain claims 19 lives in southern India
Heavy rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have resulted in the deaths of 19 people in the past three days, state officials said Saturday.
Six of the people who died were killed by lightning.
State officials said 8,681 families were moved to safer places following the heavy rains over the state's southern coastal area and the Telangana region.
The meteorological department has predicted more rains over the next 24 hours and warned people not to venture near rivers.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Rajasekhar Reddy examined the relief work Saturday and ordered supplies of food, drinking water and medical equipment for the affected areas.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.