Rain havoc: 7 migrant workers killed after wall collapses in Hyderabad

Their bodies were recovered early on Wednesday, 8 May, from under the debris using an excavator, police said.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 08, 2024 | 10:44 AM Updated May 08, 2024 | 10:44 AM

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad

As many as seven persons, including a four-year-old child, were killed when a retaining wall at an under-construction apartment came crashing down due to heavy rains in the Renuka Yellamma Colony, in Bachupally area of Hyderabad, police said on Wednesday, 8 May.

The retaining wall fell over a shed in the under-construction building, where the migrant workers, who do centering work stay.

According to Bachupally police, the deceased were migrant workers who belonged to Odisha and Chhattisgarh and the incident happened on the evening of Tuesday, 7 May.

The bodies were recovered early on Wednesday from under the debris using an excavator after the locals in Begumpet in Secunderabad reported to the police about the sighting of two bodies floating in a nala in Old Customs Basti.

The bodies have been sent to the Gandhi Hospital for post-mortem examination.

“Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy expressed shock over the death of seven labourers. He inquired with officials how the tragedy took place and asked them to identify those who were responsible for the incident,” a statement from CMO Telangana said.

Heavy rain lashed the city and several parts of Telangana on Tuesday throwing the life out of gear in some parts.

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

The aftermath of the rains in Telangana has also hit the agriculture sector. Tons of harvested paddy got wet across the state, and the thunderstorms in many places caused unripened mangoes to fall from the trees, resulting in losses for farmers.

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CM Revanth instructs officials

Revanth Reddy, who was in Warangal for Lok Sabha poll campaigning on Tuesday, instructed the GHMC, police, and power utility officials to swing into action and ease the problem of waterlogging, traffic blocks, and power cuts due to the heavy rains in the city.

The TPCC chief also instructed Congress party workers to help the citizens in whichever way possible.

Revanth also instructed the GHMC officials to help citizens suffering due to the inundation of their colonies.

He wanted them to flush out water from roads where it had accumulated due to poor stormwater drainage systems.

After all, several areas under the GHMC limits also experienced waterlogging to various degrees, throwing normal life out of gear.

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.

Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration and Urban Development) Danakishore along with GHMC Commissioner Ronald Rose visited various waterlogging points areas and gave instructions to DRF teams on the ground in the city.

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(With PTI inputs)