NEW DELHI, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Seven more people were killed Saturday as heavy rain continued in the eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh for the fifth day, raising death toll in the state to 29, said officials.
Most of the victims died of incidents like wall collapse.
Hundreds of villages remain inundated by flash flood from northeast Monsoon rain together with low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. Over 72,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas and shifted to 180 relief camps.
Flash flood is also reported in neighboring Orissa, where at least 10 died and dozens remain missing, and West Bengal, where the state capital Kolkata has been flooded widely. Earlier reports said over 40 people have died in Orissa alone.
In Andhra Pradesh, rivers and tanks have been overflowing, submerging low-lying areas and marooning tens of thousands of people in more than 3,000 villages in 16 districts.
At least three trains have been canceled and a dozen of others diverted because the rail tracks are submerged by water.
Hundreds of members of National Disaster Response Force were engaged in relief operations in the affected areas in the three states.
Thousands of houses were also damaged or destroyed while a huge amount of crops were washed away.
The meteorological office has forecast rain at most places over coastal areas of the three states over the next 48 hours.
The area has already been pounded by a powerful cyclone in the middle of the month, which killed over 30.