October 20, 1996 in Nation/World

Week Of Rain Wreaks Havoc In India

Compiled From Wire Services

A week of pounding rain has killed at least 25 people and left thousands homeless in two southern states, an official said Saturday.

The weather office was predicting another two days of rain along coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.

Most of the victims there died when the mud walls of their huts collapsed, officials said. At least eight people were washed away by swirling water while crossing a road bridge in the town of Cuddappah, 340 miles southeast of state capital, Hyderabad.

At least five people died because of the rain in the city of Madras, in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, newspapers said.

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