A person was seen being washed away whereas crossing an inundated highway on account of heavy rains that led to the overflowing of rivers in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Seven individuals have died and over 30,000 households residing by the banks of the Godavari river and in low-lying areas have been affected on account of incessant rains which were pounding the area since final week.
The flash flood scenario has compelled 1000’s of individuals residing by the river banks and within the districts of Eluru, Konaseema and West Godavari to evacuate their properties.
A video shared on social media confirmed the person attempting to cross a flooded highway in Eluru, earlier than being swept away by the water currents. He tried to carry on to a tree, however was swept away by the sturdy currents.
Locals standing on the finish of the highway might be heard screaming in despair. Nonetheless, the person was later rescued a brief distance away, NDTV reported.
In an analogous incident from the identical district, a automotive was caught on digicam being washed away in a fast-flowing rivulet on Tuesday. A person and his daughter, who had been travelling within the automotive, managed to deboard safely, however, didn’t safe their car.
Indian navy helicopters and state catastrophe response forces have been deployed to conduct aid and rescue operations. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visited the flood-affected areas and reassured households of presidency help.