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Death toll climbs to 8 in Medak as heavy rains lash Telangana

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 February 2017, 1:21 IST

As heavy rain continues to lash across the state of Telangana, the death toll in Medak district climbed to eight, with the death of a factory worker who drowned in flood water.

Three deaths were yesterday reported from Medak, even as the Army was deployed in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts for rescue operations.

2 Chetak helicopters of the Indian Air Force have been deployed to rescue stranded people from the flood-hit Edupalaya village in Medak district.

Four persons were killed and six others injured in separate rain-related mishaps in Medak on Friday.

Anjanayelu (30), a native of Jakkapally village in Narsapur mandal of Medak, was travelling on his bike when he was swept away. While trying to cross a low-level causeway, near Reddy Khanapur village under Hathnoora police station limits, which was overflowing due to heavy inflow of water in Paspaleru lake, he got swept away along with his bike, police said.

Hathnoora Police Sub-Inspector Balreddy said a search operation was initiated soon after getting information.

Yesterday, a 14-year-old boy had fallen inside a swelled water tank in Aroor village under Sadasivpet police station limits after he lost balance while taking stock of the water level of the tank.

In Narayankhed, a 30-year-old man was washed away in heavy flow while he was trying to cross a stream by walk.

Besides, a 28-year-old man was killed after he lost balance of his two-wheeler and was washed away while traversing through a water body near a village in Medak.

With heavy rains throwing normal life out of gear in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had earlier ordered officials to set up control rooms in all the districts to reach out to the marooned people with necessary relief.

Following instructions from the CM, a National Response Force (NDRF) team has been kept on standby in Hyderabad to participate in rescue operations, if necessary.

Besides, four columns of Army had been earlier deployed in rain-affected areas of Hyderabad and neighbouring Ranga Reddy district.


First published: 25 September 2016, 5:15 IST