Four die, six injured as heavy rains continue to lash Telangana

Sangareddy: Four persons were killed and six others injured in separate rain-related incidents in Medak
district of Telangana, police said on Friday.

According to sub-inspector Vidya Sagar Reddy of Kulcharam police station, a man drowned while trying to save his son, who was caught in stormwaters on Friday.

The incident occurred when a young boy identified as Srikanth got stuck in a car on his way to Yeldurty after flooding near Kongudu village bridge, police said.

A man tries to cross a waterlogged street in Hyderabad. PTI

A man tries to cross a waterlogged street in Hyderabad. PTI

When he gave a distress call to his father Nayini Swamy (58), he rushed to the spot to save him but drowned after losing balance, they said. While Srikanth was rescued by locals, Swamy's body was fished out and sent for post-mortem.

In another incident, two members of a family died and two others were hurt in a house collapse on Golconda street in Medak town in the wee hours, while they were asleep, said Sai Eshwar Goud, inspector of Medak police station.

The deceased have been identified as Kalavati (35) and Tulasi (8), he said. Elsewhere in Mubarakpur village in Sadasivpet police limits, a 60-year-old woman identified as Shamamma died in a house collapse incident, said Venkatesham, circle inspector of police Sadasivpet police station. Also, four members of a family were injured in a house collapse due to heavy rains in Kanukunta village of Jinnaram mandal.

Two of them were shifted to Gandhi hospital in Hyderabad for treatment in a critical condition. Medak district has been receiving heavy rains since last ten days.

During the last 24 hours, Medak district received nearly 11 cm average rainfall with Chinna Shankrampet mandal recording the highest 21 cm rainfall.

Minister for Irrigation T Harish Rao has reviewed the situation in the district and directed district administration to be alert in case of any eventuality. Also, an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh has been announced for the kin of the deceased.

Updated Date: Sep 23, 2016 18:20 PM

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