Pullaiah, Lakhsmi : “Couple dies in wall collapse as heavy rain continues in Telangana due to cyclonic storm Michaung”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Hyderabad: Tragedy struck in Telangana’s Khammam district as a devastating wall collapse claimed the lives of a couple amidst heavy rainfall caused by the severe cyclonic storm Michaung originating from the Bay of Bengal. The storm had made landfall in neighboring Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

The unfortunate incident occurred in Cheruvu Madaram village, located in the Nelakondapalli mandal of Khammam district. The incessant downpour that began on Tuesday weakened the structural integrity of a house, resulting in the collapse of its wall. The victims, identified as Pullaiah (45) and Lakhsmi (38), succumbed to the tragic accident.

In addition to the loss of human lives, the heavy rainfall wreaked havoc on the region’s livestock. Bhimavaram village in Aswapuram mandal witnessed the unfortunate demise of forty sheep due to the relentless downpour. Moreover, the agricultural sector also suffered severe setbacks, with extensive crop damage reported in undivided Khammam and Warangal districts. Farmers faced significant losses as their ready-to-harvest paddy, cotton, maize, and chilli crops were destroyed by the heavy rain in several mandals.

The affected farmers, grappling with the aftermath of the disaster, have appealed to the government for assistance in the form of compensation. Meanwhile, the torrential rain impeded coal production in two open-cast mines operated by the state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district.

As per the data provided by the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Maddukuru and Aswaraopet in Bhadradri Kothagudem district recorded a staggering 30 centimeters of rainfall within a 24-hour period until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Five other regions in the same district experienced rainfall exceeding 21 centimeters.

The state authorities are closely monitoring the situation and assessing the extent of damage caused by the cyclonic storm and subsequent heavy rainfall. Efforts are underway to provide relief and support to the affected individuals and communities.

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