12 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Telangana

Moderate to heavy rains accompanied by gales uprooted scores of trees and electricity poles in Nagarkurnool, Vikarabad, Kamareddy and Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri districts.
A three-year-old boy and a 45-year-old man died in Sai Nagar of Hafeezpet following a drizzle in Hyderabad on Sunday.
A three-year-old boy and a 45-year-old man died in Sai Nagar of Hafeezpet following a drizzle in Hyderabad on Sunday.

HYDERABAD: Twelve persons died as gusty winds and a heavy rain wreaked havoc in several districts in the state on Sunday.

Four persons, including a 10-year-old girl, died on the spot when the compound wall of an under-construction dairy farm fell on them in Tandur in Nagarkurnool district. Four sustained injuries in the incident.

The deceased were identified as owner of the farm Belle Mallesh (38) and his daughter Anusha (10) and two workers, S Ramulu (35) and his wife Chennamma (34).

Mallesh’s wife Parvathamma and workers Raju, Chinna Nagulu and Kumuraiah sustained injuries. As the condition of Chinna Nagulu was critical, he was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad. The remaining three were admitted to the Nagarkunrool government hospital.

A three-year-old boy and a 45-year-old man died in Sai Nagar of Hafeezpet following a drizzle in Hyderabad on Sunday. The boy was killed when the roof of the balcony of the adjacent house fell on him while he was sleeping in his home.

In another incident in the same area, a man, identified as Rashid, 45, suffered severe injuries after bricks fell on him while he was walking. He was rushed to a private hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Meanwhile, a 12-year-old boy, Dandu Lakshman, died in Telakapalli mandal and a man, Jaipal Naik, suffered injuries at Nukalachinta tanda in Nagarkurnool district when lightning struck.

Additionally, Venu (38), a driver from Vikarabad, died when an iron shed fell on him and lightening claimed the life of a person at Nandivaddeman Palli in Bijinapally mandal in the district.

Meanwhile, two persons died and three were injured when the wall of a poultry farm collapsed at Kshirasagar in Mulugu mandal of Siddipet district. The deceased were identified as Gowri Shankar, 45, and Bhagyamma, 40. Three persons were injured in the incident.

In another incident in Keesara in Medchal district, two persons died when a tree fell on their two-wheeler. According to sources, two persons belonging to Bommalaramaram in Yadadri district were travelling on a two-wheeler from Keesara to Shamirpet. When they reached Timmaipalli, a big tree fell on their two-wheeler. One person died on the spot and another succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment in a hospital.

The deceased were identified as Nagireddy Ramreddy and Dhananjay.

Moderate to heavy rains accompanied by gales uprooted scores of trees and electricity poles in Nagarkurnool, Vikarabad, Kamareddy and Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri districts.

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