17 killed in heavy rains in southern India


AP

HYDERABAD, India — At least 17 people have died in floods in southern India and nearly 33,000 have been displaced as heavy rains hammered the region for a second day, officials said Tuesday. Most of the victims have died in Nellore district, a southern area in the state of Andhra Pradesh, said state Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasad Rao. Four members of a wedding party drowned Monday night when their bus was caught in a flash flood. Ten other people died in the same district.

State authorities have built 47 temporary camps for 32,800 people who have been evacuated from low-lying areas, Rao said. Thousands of people across the state have been stranded as floodwaters submerged roads and railroad tracks, he said.