22 killed after tropical storm hits India

Last updated 16:37 06/11/2012

Relevant offers

Asia

Taiwan crash kills dozens 13 children killed in school bus crash Airline wins support after poignant MH17 tweet Giant toad sparks China censorship row China braces itself for second typhoon Russian rebel at the centre of the MH17 probe Thai junta chief could remain PM China cracks down on online rumours, porn Plague kills one in China China's secretive military cracks open door

A government official in a southern Indian state says heavy rains triggered by a tropical storm have killed at least 22 people in the past four days.

T Radha, a state relief commissioner, says the deaths were caused by drowning and house collapses in villages in East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh state where the storm dumped 31 centimeters of rain over the weekend, the worst in the past 40 years.

The storm weakened after making a landfall in neighboring Tamil Nadu state last Wednesday, but caused heavy rains in the region. Eight people died during the storm in Tamil Nadu.

Nearly 95,000 people have moved to state-run camps in three districts of Andhra Pradesh state, Radha told The Associated Press.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content