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Cyclone ‘Nilam’ death toll rises to seven

Hyderabad, Nov 2 : The death toll due to cyclone Nilam on Friday increased to seven with four deaths being reported from Prakasam district alone. One fisherman is also reported missing in Srikakulam district.

One death has also been reported each from East Godavari, Nellore and Anantapur districts. Of seven deaths, three persons died due to electrocution, three person died of wall collapse and one person drowned to death in local stream.

According to Met Department, the Thursday’s depression over south interior Karnataka and neighbourhood weakened into a well marked low pressure area over North Interior Karnataka and adjoining Rayalaseema at 08.30 am on Friday. The system would further weaken gradually during the next 12 hours. Under the influence of this system, rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rains would occur over Andhra Pradesh, South Chhattisgarh South Orissa during next 24 hours, the Met Department said.

On Friday, Krishna district received the maximum rainfall of 88.9 mm followed by Guntur (76.5), Vizianagaram (76.4), Khammam (58.3), Prakasam (51.9), East Godavari (51.3), Visakhapatnam (50.1) and West Godavari (49.8). The State Capital received a rainfall of 39.2 mm while Ranga Reddy district witnessed 27.8 mm of rainfall.

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