LIVE: 25 killed, 17 missing as flash floods ravage Andhra Pradesh

In Kadiri town in Anantapuramu district, a building under construction collapsed due to incessant rain and fell on an adjoining one, killing at least five persons, including two children

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Aerial view of flood-affected areas in Chittoor and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh, following incessant rain (Photo: PTI)

India's Covid-19 infection tally rose by 10,302 in a day to reach 34,499,925 while the number of active cases declined to 124,868 during the same period, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. 

Delhi's air quality continues to remain in the 'very poor' category for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR). The overall Air Quality Index increased from 332 on Friday to 355 today.

After the announcement of repealing all three Union farm laws by the Modi government, the Congress has decided to celebrate 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' on Saturday as well as organize a 'victory rally' across the country, thereby shifting the party's political strategy on the issue of farmers' protest. After the rollback of petrol and diesel prices across the country, the repeal of farm laws is the second major decision that the Central government has taken after a mass protest by general public.

US regulators on Friday moved to open up Coronavirus (Covid-19) booster shots to all adults, expanding the government's campaign to shore up protection and get ahead of rising coronavirus cases that may worsen with the holidays. Pfizer and Moderna announced the Food and Drug Administration's decision after at least 10 states already had started offering boosters to all adults.
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Flash floods ravage Andhra Pradesh

Heavy rains under the influence of a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal left 25 persons, including a member of the State Disaster Response Force, killed in different districts of Andhra Pradesh since Friday, while 17 persons still remained missing, the state government said on Saturday.
The Indian Air Force, NDRF, SDRF, Police and Fire Services personnel saved at least 64 persons, including a police inspector, from the massive flash floods in Anantapuramu, Kadapa and Chittoor districts, the government said in a note.
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First Published: Nov 20 2021 | 7:48 AM IST

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