Man killed in Warangal as house collapses following heavy rains

By   |  Published: 17th Aug 2020  9:33 pm

Warangal: With the incessant rains continuing to batter the Warangal Urban district including the Warangal city, several low-lying areas remained inundated on Monday. Seven mandals in the Urban district recorded heavy rainfall (6-12 cm) making the rescue operations difficult for staff of the Disaster Response Force (DRF) in low-lying areas.

A 55-year-old man identified as Yedla Venkateshwarlu (55) was killed as a portion of his house collapsed in West Fort in Khila Warangal mandal in the wee hours of Monday.

Meanwhile, Mayor Gunda Prakash Rao, GWMC Commissioner Pamela Satpathy and District Collector Rajiv Gandhi have visited several inundated colonies including Shiva Nagar, Maisamma Kunta, Fort Warangal, Chinthal, RS Nagar, Kashibugga, SR Nagar and other localities. They interacted with the people and assured all possible help from the authorities. The residents were also served with food and drinking water. Mayor himself travelled in a DRF boat to reach the marooned areas.

At Modugu thanda of Dornakal mandal in Mahabubabad district, the locals and the police have rescued two farmers, Angothu Babu and Darvath Siriya, who were trapped in the Aakeru stream with the help of ropes after much difficulty. The duo was stuck amidst the water flow by holding the trees until the villagers rescued them. They tried to cross the stream to go to their agriculture fields.

The Godavari River is flowing at 10.030 metres level at Ramannagudem pushkar ghat in Eturunagaram mandal in Mulugu district. An RTC bus, which was going to Parkal from Mulgu, was stuck in the waters as it veered off the road due to strong water current. However, all the passengers are safe. Roads in Jangaon, Mulugu and Mahabubabad districts were breached at several places due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Mulugu ZP chairman Kusuma Jagadeeswhar has crossed the Jeedivaagu, which is in spate in a boat, to reach Ramnagar, Lambadi Thanda and Papkapur villages and enquired about the safety of the villagers. He assured them of providing medical and emergency services.

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