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Friday, October 24, 2014  

Death toll in Andhra floods rises to 45
HYDERABAD The death toll from floods in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has reached 45, officials said on Wednesday, amid continuing efforts to provide relief to marooned villagers.

Downpours triggered by a cyclone that hit the coast further south last week have left hundreds of villages inundated and nearly 70,000 people in relief camps set up across the state for stranded people.

At least 45 people have died and 1,300 houses have been damaged by the flooding, a state government official who declined to be named said.

Although flood water was receding, remote villages in the Godavari region and two other coastal districts continued to reel from the devastating rains.

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