7, including child, killed in wall collapse as rains wreak havoc in Hyderabad

Deceased were migrant workers hailing from Odisha and Chhattisgarh


Seven people, including a four-year-old child, were killed when a retaining wall at an under-construction apartment collapsed due to heavy rains in Bachupally area of Hyderabad on Tuesday evening, police said on Wednesday.

According to Bachupally police, the deceased were migrant workers hailing from Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Their bodies were recovered early on Wednesday from under the debris using an excavator.

The deceased have been identified as Tirupati (22), Shanker (22), Raju (25) Khushi (25) Ram Yadav (34), Geeta (32), and Himanshu (4).

Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy expressed shock over the incident and directed officials to look into it.

According to police, a total of 13 people have lost their lives so far in separate incidents after heavy rains in several parts of Telangana on Tuesday.

Many places in the city witnessed waterlogging leading to traffic blocks.

The DRF ( Disaster Relief Force) teams were deployed and were clearing water stagnation and fallen trees in various places in the city, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials said.

Meanwhile, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD)Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, and Karnataka are expected to witness light to moderate rainfall, along with thunderstorms, lightning, and winds until May 12.

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