Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013

Flash floods in Odisha and Hyderabad claim 3 lives

Flash floods in Odisha and Hyderabad state of India have claimed lives of at least three people and left two missing.

Four people were swept away by flood waters in Kudumuluguma area of Malkangiri district. Two of them are still reported to be missing.

According to the Web India who has quoted Revenue and Disaster Management Department official, the Malkangiri district is reported to be worst affected by flood.

Similarly flood waters hit a house and swept away six members of a family in Hyderabad. House collapse claimed the life of a woman and injured five members of her family in Mangalhat area of Hyderabad.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has already reviewed the emergency preparedness strategies and directed the officials to take preventive measures.

Weather office has predicted more heavy rain in Hyderabad in next 48 hours.

Cyclone and flood in Odisha are common as the important districts are situated near to the Bay of Bengal. Similarly, poor water management has also made drought and floods common in Odisha.

Flooded river engulfs 9 kids in Bihar

Flooded tributary of the Kosi river in Bihar has claimed lives of 10 people including nine kids, Indian News medias reported.

A boat carrying 11 people got capsized in Madhepura in a flooded tributary of Kosi River. Nearby villagers could only save a girl.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 12, 2013