Techie’s body found in flooded Warangal drain

Several low-lying colonies in Warangal, Hanumakonda and Kazipet cities were inundated due to heavy rain

WARANGAL: Heavy rain on Sunday night claimed the life of a techie in Warangal. Locals in Kakaji Colony of Hanumakonda noticed a body in the drainage on Monday afternoon and informed the police.

After the body was retrieved, police conducted a search of his belongings and identified him as software employee Voram Kranthi Kumar from Shivanagar area in Warangal. Police said he could have fallen into the drain during heavy rain on Sunday night.

Several low-lying colonies in Warangal, Hanumakonda and Kazipet cities were inundated due to heavy rain and water entered the houses causing severe inconvenience to the residents who spent sleepless nights trying to manually drain the water.

Residents lashed out at the administration for failing to set up a proper drainage system in the city. They complained that despite tall claims of fund allocation by the public representatives, the citizens continue to suffer.

A resident, Praveen Kumar, said, “The officers are mere spectators though we suffer every year. The situation has become worse in the past three years. Last night, three rice bags in my house got submerged in the flood water,” he said.

Local corporator Diddi Kumara Swamy said a permanent solution to this situation is buillding an underground drainage. “Keeping this in view, we will represent the situation to the local MLA and the district collector and give a permanent solution soon,” he said.

About 250 residents of inundated colonies were shifted to rescue centers and the GWMC officials distributed food packets door to door in affected areas. The disaster response teams rescued 36 people from Shiva Nagar and Brindavan colonies from flood.

Meanwhile, water is being released from the Medigadda barrage of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation projecct due to heavy rains in Maharashtra. The barrage is receiving an inflow of 1.03 lakh cusecs and is releasing 1.04 lakh cusecs by opening 24 gates.

Officials at the Annaram barrage have opened five gates and are releasing 18,000 cusecs.

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