Two children die of thirst in Telangana
The bodies of 12-year-old Madhu and eight-year-old Ashok were found in a forest area near Muddaram village of Chennur ‘mandal’ on Monday, police said.india Updated: May 02, 2016 17:21 IST
Two children died of thirst and their mother collapsed unconscious, in Telangana’s Adilabad district, on Sunday night.
The bodies of 12-year-old Madhu and eight-year-old Ashok were found in a forest area near Muddaram village of Chennur ‘mandal’ on Monday, police said.
The children and their mother were on their way from Lingampally to Muddaram to attend a marriage. They were walking through the forest when the children collapsed due to severe heat and thirst.
The woman ran around searching for water but she too collapsed.
A shepherd, who found the bodies, alerted the police. The woman was shifted to a hospital. She is said to be in a critical condition.
Telangana is facing its second successive year of drought. This time, the heat claimed 150 lives. Adilabad district recorded the highest temperatures, between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius.
First Published: May 02, 2016 17:21 IST