Hyderabad, April 24 : The death toll due to unseasonal rains across the State has touched 25 while 12 others have been reported injured.
While 13 deaths were reported on April 22, 11 more died on Tuesday and one more person died on Wednesday taking the death toll to 25. Most of the deaths were due to thunder bolt. As many as seven people were killed in Guntur, four in Nellore, three in Prakasam, two each in Warangal, Krishna, East Godavari and one each in Khammam, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Adilabad and Mahaboobnagar.
Six people were injured in Warangal, five in Krishna and one in Khammam district due to unseasonal rainfall.
As many as 147 livestock, including 20 big animals were also killed. As many as 103 livestock deaths were reported from Warangal, followed by 19 in Nalgonda, 13 in Chittoor, five in Kadapa, three in West Godavari and one each from Khammam, Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna.
A total of 1,121 houses have been damaged due to unseasonal rains with maximum damage being reported from Adilabad district where 667 houses got damaged. Of them seven have been damaged fully, 599 partly and 61 severely. Karimnagar (29), West Godavari (12), Nalgonda (8), Khammam (3) and Guntur (2) are the other districts where houses were damaged.
As per the preliminary estimates, 46,290 hectares of agriculture crop spread across 17 districts got damaged due to unseasonal rains/thunderbolt/hailstorm from April 9 to 23rd. Maximum damage has been caused to paddy crop spread over 38,297 hectares followed by Maize (7058 Ha), Sesumam (328 Ha), Groundnut (193 Ha), Sunflower (187 Ha), Jowar (116 Ha) and Ragi (11 Ha).
Similarly, horticulture crops spread across 24,240 hectares in 15 districts have been damaged, according to Disaster Management Commissioner Dr T Radha. INN