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Death toll from southern Indian floods rises

Wednesday November 7, 2012 - 21:21 EDT

The death toll from floods in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has reached 45.

A state government official told the AFP news agency that efforts were continuing to provide relief to villagers marooned since Cyclone Nilam struck last week.
He said that 1,300 houses had been damaged by the subsequent flooding.

Although floodwaters have receded, remote villages in the Godavari region and two other coastal districts are still reeling from the devastating rains.
Standing paddy and cotton crops also suffered extensive damage.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the state chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to "constantly monitor the situation".


- ABC

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