Unseasonal rain wreaks havoc in North Telangana districts; couple got electrocuted

Unseasonal rains lashed several parts of north Telangana for the third consecutive day on Sunday, causing widespread damage to maize, mango and other crops in old undivided Karimnagar and Warangal districts and other parts of the state.

A couple died in a rain-related incident at Vandanam village in Chintakani mandal of Khammam district on Saturday night.

Sources said 65-year-old shepherd Ramulu and his wife Rangamma, 60, were electrocuted when they climbed on a live wire that was uprooted from a power supply line in an agricultural field under the influence of heavy rains and a strong windstorm.

Light to moderate rains occurred in most parts of Khammam district during the last 24 hours. Unseasonal rains coupled with strong winds destroyed the ready maize crop in Chintakani, Konijerla, Encore, Wyra and several other mandals of the district.

Sources said that chilli crop in different parts of the district was soaked in rain water in open yards around agricultural fields to dry it.

The hailstorm lashed Thippaipalli and Sriramulpalli villages in Kodimial mandal of Jagtial district and several other villages in the early hours of Sunday.

Sources said paddy, maize and sesame crops were damaged in Kalikota village of Kathlapur mandal, Velagonda, Sirivanchkota and Gopulapur villages of Buggaram mandal.

Mango orchards in Thorur, Kodakandla, Devaruppula, Pedda Wangara, Polpalli and several other villages in the erstwhile United Warangal district were extensively damaged due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *