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69-year-old migrant worker dies of sunstroke just before reaching home in Andhra Pradesh

As he had lost the job due to lockdown he decided to return to his village. On Friday evening, he negotiated with a lorry driver to drop him at Sompeta in Srikakulam.

Published: 17th May 2020 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2020 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

SRIKAKULAM: A migrant worker on Saturday morning died due to sunstroke at Korlam village in Sompeta mandal. The deceased has been identified as Sivangi Raja Rao (69), a native of Kartalipalem village of Sompeta mandal. According to sources and Sompeta police, the deceased was working in a saw mill in Rajamahendravaram of East Godavari district.

As he had lost the job due to lockdown he decided to return to his village. On Friday evening, he negotiated with a lorry driver to drop him at Sompeta in Srikakulam. He started in Rajamahendravaram at 4 pm on Friday and reached Korlam village at 11 am on Saturday.

Soon after reaching Korlam, he started going on foot to the village, which is 2.5 km from the national highway-16. Unable to bear the heat, he took rest under tree shade. He then died. A case has been registered at Sompeta police station.



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