Warangal: Fourteen agricultural labourers and shepherds stranded in floodwaters of Lingala Ghanpur mandal in Jangaon were rescued on Saturday, as the Chituru Gopu Wagu overflowed due to incessant rainfall.
Officials said that the 14 persons had gone for work on Friday morning but were struck while returning home in the evening. They took shelter at a burial yard for the night. The police engaged NDRF teams to rescue them.
Incessant rainfall continued to throw life out of gear in Jangaon. Several residential areas, namely Srinagar Colony, Balajinagar and Jyothinagar, were submerged in rainwater.
Traffic movement came to halt as a low-lying bridge between Kantaipalem and Thorrur villages of Palakurthy constituency went underwater.
The premises of the regional transport office (RTO) in the district headquarters were submerged in the rainwater.
Jangaon DCC chief Janga Raghava Reddy took a jibe at the government, claiming that they had opposed the setting up of a new RTO at the site, which housed a lake earlier, but their opposition fell on deaf ears.
Meanwhile, panchayat raj minister E. Dayakar Rao chaired a review meeting at the collectorate on Saturday and directed officials for round-the-clock vigilance to prevent untoward incidents.
Officials were also directed to relocate people from low-lying areas to relief centres and to keep a check on the spread of seasonal diseases....