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Telangana: Three Asifabad farmers killed by lightning

A lightning strike killed three farmers in the district on Monday in three different incidents.

In the first instance, Sathgare Rekha Bai (41) died after lightning struck her as she returned from her farming field at Vaigam village in Koutala Mandal. Rekha was accompanied by two other women who sustained minor injuries. She was survived by two sons and a husband.

A second incident occurred when Saduvula Suman (28) and his wife were returning home from their field at Raspalli village in Kaghaznagar manda when they were struck by lightning. His wedding took place two months ago. His wife sustained injuries and was admitted to a hospital in Kaghaznagar.

Another farmer, Sende Nanaji, 45, died at Ankusapur village in Kaghaznagar Mandal after being struck by lightning. The mishap took place while he was sowing cotton seeds.

During sowing seeds in their agricultural field in Indani village, Wankidi Mandal, two women and their six-year-old son were struck by lightning on Sunday, while five others sustained injuries. Sende Nagu Bai and Vishnu residents of Indani village, were killed in the incident.

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Hyderabad flooding and waterlogging

The highest rainfall in Bandlaguda, recorded at just 5 cm, affected pockets of Chandrayangutta, Falaknuma, and Rajendranagar circles of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

According to IMD-Hyderabad’s director, K Nagarathna, the monsoon has set in, which means more rain is expected. It is likely that we will see some good rain gradually, but most districts will only receive normal to below-normal rain. Heavy rainfall is expected here and there. “We are expecting an excess rainfall of 106% during the southwest monsoon season,” she said.

In response to the October 2020 floods, which saw overnight rainfall of up to 36 cm in some pockets, the GHMC and state government have endorsed the Rs 954 crore Strategic Nala Development Program (SNDP) as a means to mitigate future flooding. It has completed 50 to 60 per cent of each of its 37 projects nearly two years after it began.





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