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Telangana: Rain continues to wreak havoc, death toll rises to 8 in Medak

india Updated: Sep 25, 2016 14:41 IST
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Residents stand in floodwater outside their homes following heavy rain in Alwal, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.(AFP File Photo)

The death toll in rain-related incidents has gone up to eight in Telangana’s Medak district, as a factory worker allegedly drowned in flood water following heavy showers.

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

Four people 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 going on his bike to his workplace on Saturday. While trying to cross a low-level causeway, near Reddy Khanapur village under Hathnoora police station limits, he was swept away along with his bike, police said.

Hathnoora police sub-inspector Balreddy said a search operation was initiated soon after but the body was yet to be retrieved.

On Saturday, a 14-year-old boy fell 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 on foot.

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.

Four columns of army had been earlier deployed in rain-affected areas of Hyderabad and neighbouring Ranga Reddy district.