The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives due to heavy rains and lightning in different parts of Andhra Pradesh.
In his message to Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, the President said, “I am sad to learn about the heavy rains and lightning in different parts of Andhra Pradesh, which have caused loss of lives and injuries. My thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the families who have lost their near and dear ones. I call upon the State Government and other authorities to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families as well as medical assistance to the injured. Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I wish speedy recovery to the injured persons.”
At least 20 people were killed after lightning struck Krishna, Guntur, East Godavari, Prakasam and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh as heavy rain lashed the state of Sunday, news agencies reported.