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4 killed, 30 injured due to rain, hailstorm in AP's Kadapa district

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Published Mar 31, 2018, 6:23 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2018, 6:24 am IST
The village, home to the famous Kodandarama Temple, saw sudden rains and hailstorm on Friday night.
The village, home to the famous Kodandarama Temple, saw sudden rains and hailstorm on Friday night. (Photo: AP/Representational image)
 The village, home to the famous Kodandarama Temple, saw sudden rains and hailstorm on Friday night. (Photo: AP/Representational image)

Kadapa: As many as four people were killed and nearly 30 injured after a sudden downpour and hailstorm hit Vontimitta village here in Kadapa district.

The village, home to the famous Kodandarama Temple, saw sudden rains and hailstorm on Friday night.

 

As part of Ram Navami celebrations, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and scores of devotees had gathered to witness 'Srirama Kalyanam' or the marriage ceremony of Lord Ram in the aforementioned temple. However, massive rain and hailstorms hampered the program.

While shelters were in place for devotees attending the ceremony, the heavy downpour caused all shelters and temporary sheds to collapse, thus causing injuries to devotees, and consuming four lives.

However, Kadapa Superintendent of Police (SP) confirmed that chief minister Naidu was not in the temple premises at the time of the mishap.

Further details are awaited.

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Location: India, Andhra Pradesh




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