5 killed as floods hit Assam, Telangana

New Delhi, Aug 31 (KMS):  At-least five persons have been reported dead in flood related incidents in Assam and Telangana.

Floods in Assam claimed two lives–  the first deaths reported in the state due to the deluge this year — as the rising water of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated 21 of Assam’s 34 districts affecting over 3.6 lakh people. The deaths were reported from Barpeta and Morigaon.

Meanwhile,  three persons were washed away while two others were still missing in two separate incidents in Vikarabad and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri as rain continued to pound the districts in Telangana. A newly-wed bride was among the dead, while the groom survived after their car was washed away.

In the incident in Vikarabad, the newly-weds along with 4 others got trapped after their car got stuck in a stream. The bodies of the bride and the groom’s sister were found on Monday, while the groom’s nephew was still missing. Groom Nawaz Reddy was lucky to survive. Reddy, from Ravulapalli village in Marpalli mandal, had married Pravalika from Mominpet on August 27. On August 29, the couple had gone to visit the bride’s parents and the incident happened while they were on their way back to Ravulapalli. The car driver allegedly did not heed the advice of the family and told them he could drive through stream safely.

The other incident in Yadadri Bhanother happened on Monday when a biker with two girls riding pillion got stuck in overflowing Dosala vaagu (stream) in Kurraram. While the man came out safely, the two girls were washed away. One of the girls was rescued by locals but she succumbed in hospital.

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