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According to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Office (CMO), the Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to take up the rescue measures and admit the injured in nearby hospitals.

Meanwhile, B Srinivasulu, Police Commissioner said, "Around 5.09 am control room received a call regarding the fire accident following which police and fire personnel immediately rushed to the spot. By 5.45 am fire was doused off."

"All this is happening because there is no safety audit. The government should arrange safety audits and cancel the license of those who do not have an audit done," he added.

The girls - Vennela and Chandana - took the yoke on their shoulders to till the land as the family could not hire a tractor or oxen to plough the land.

Mangamma's family members have expressed gratitude towards SVIMS director Dr B Vengamma and the medical and other staff at the hospital.

The counting of votes is currently underway after polling was held for 19 Rajya Sabha seats across eight states on Friday.

The 18 seats are spread across Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Meghalaya.

A total of 9,370 samples were tested in the state out of which 98 samples tested positive. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh reaches 3,042, including 845 active cases.

The ENC is also coordinating with the state administrations in Odisha and West Bengal to augment rescue and relief operations as needed.

While Maharashtra, with 20,228 cases is the worst-affected state, it is followed by Gujarat with 7,796 and the national capital, Delhi, with 6,542 cases. Tamil Nadu, is marginally behind Delhi with 6,535 cases.