Andhra Pradesh, India

February 16, 2013 by  

Andhra Pradesh, India, Three people were killed and crops over hundreds of acres were damaged in the unseasonal rains that lashed parts of Andhra Pradesh since Friday evening, officials said on Saturday.

Two farmers died and six others were injured in Adilabad district of Telangana region when trees, uprooted by strong winds, fell on them.

A shepherd died in Warangal district in the same region.

The sudden showers came as a shock to farmers as standing crops in several districts were badly damaged.

Adilabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Mahabubnagar and Nalgonda districts were the worst hit with groundnut, pigeon pea, black gram, corn and mango crops damaged over hundreds of acres. Chilli and turmeric farmers also suffered huge losses in districts like Guntur, Krishna and Khammam, officials of the agriculture department said.

The heavy downpour also damaged cotton kept at various markets in Telangana districts.

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