Andhra Pradesh - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Andhra Pradesh


At least 13 dead in Indian truck crash – police

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Press Trust of India reports the driver fled the scene after mowing down the protesters – who were demonstrating against illegal sand mining – and crashing into some shops

Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200

May 31, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Thunderstorms strike sections of southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana which bear the brunt of the deadliest heatwave in over 2 decades as well as New Delhi

HEATWAVE. Indian women walk holding umbrellas during a hot day in Bhopal, India, 30 May 2015. Photo by Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

May 30, 2015 - 7:52 PM

This year s toll is the second highest in India s history and fifth most in recorded history globally according to EM DAT an international disaster database

COOLING OFF. A young Indian man stands under a water pipe to cool off at the railway station in Bhubaneswar on June 4, 2010. Asit Kumar/AFP

Relief effort begins after deadly cyclone hits India

Oct 13, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Most of the deaths are caused by falling trees and collapsed buildings in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh which was worst hit by Cyclone Hudhud

Indian fishermen negotiate their skiff through rough waves ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam on October 11, 2014. AFP/Stringer

3 killed as Cyclone Hudhud slams into India's east coast

Oct 12, 2014 - 2:14 PM

UPDATED Around 350 000 people in the eastern part of India are evacuated as the country braces for a severe cyclone on Sunday

Indian fishermen negotiate their skiff through rough waves ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making expected landfall in Visakhapatnam on October 11, 2014. AFP/Stringer

India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

Jul 24, 2014 - 2:11 PM

UPDATED The bus had been traveling to school when the accident occurred in the village of Masaipet about 62 kilometers 38 miles from state capital Hyderabad

Death toll rises to 19 in India gas pipeline blast

Jun 29, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The death toll in a massive explosion on a state owned gas pipeline running through southern India rises to 19 while police confirm a case of negligence was filed against the company

BLAST. In this photograph taken on June 27, 2014 a fire burns following a pipeline blast at Nagaram village of East Godavari in southern Andhra Pradesh state. Photo by AFP

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India: minister

Jun 27, 2014 - 6:00 PM

At least 16 people are dead We have recovered 13 bodies so far notes state home minister N Chinna Rajappa after the blast

Chief minister quits in row over new Indian state

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:18 PM

A bill is expected to be introduced in parliament s upper house to carve the new state called Telangana from Andhra Pradesh after a decades long campaign

NEW INDIAN STATE? An Indian supporter of Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) party holds a map as he celebrates the planned creation of Telangana state in Hyderabad on February 18, 2014. Noah Seelam/AFP

India's parliament erupts in chaos, pepper spray used

Feb 13, 2014 - 5:55 PM

Lawmakers disrupted the lower house of parliament as the Congress led government introduced the contentious bill to create the new state called Telangana

ESCAPING CHAOS. An unidentified member of India's Parliament, holding a handkerchief to his face after being affected by pepper spray, leaves Parliament after protests inside the building in New Delhi on February 13, 2014. Prakash Singh/AFP

India east coast braces for Cyclone Helen

Nov 22, 2013 - 3:48 PM

India braces for a severe cyclone as it heads towards the state of Andhra Pradesh

HELEN.  A satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Helen over India on November 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/NASA

Floods kill 48 in eastern India – report

Oct 26, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Flooding in India kills more than 40 people two weeks after India s most severe cyclone in 14 years

India's poor face grim rebuilding task after cyclone

Oct 15, 2013 - 6:02 PM

Already poor fishermen and farmers have returned to their villages this week to discover the few possessions they had have been destroyed

AFTER PHAILIN. People sit in boats upon returning after Cyclone Phailin hit the area in Ganjam in Orissa, India, 13 October 2013. EPA/Stringer

Killer Indian cyclone wreaks havoc, 1M evacuated

Oct 13, 2013 - 8:09 AM

UPDATED A massive relief effort was coming into full swing for the more than half a million people forced to evacuate their homes

IN THE MIDST OF A CYCLONE. Indian men try to get a motorbike through trees knocked down by heavy rain caused by Cyclone Phailin in Berhampur, about 180 km south from eastern city Bhubaneswar, India on October 12, 2013. AFP/Asit Kumar

Cyclone barrels towards India's eastern coast

Oct 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED The storm has high damage potential considering the windspeed the Indian Meteorological Department said adding that Cyclone Phailin was on the cusp of being upgraded to a super cyclone

32 confirmed dead in India train fire

Jul 30, 2012 - 2:39 PM

At least 32 people were killed Monday July 30 when a fire ripped through a coach on a speeding express train as it carried passengers to the city of Chennai