Heavy rains batter Hyderabad, 3 dead; schools, colleges shut today

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Hyderabad: A four-month-old boy and his father were among three persons killed in rain-related incidents in the city lashed by heavy rain Monday evening. All schools and colleges will remain shut on Tuesday as more downpour is expected.While the child and his father died in a wall collapse, another man was electrocuted, the police said.

 According to Sheikhpet Mandal Revenue Officer S Ramulu, the child and his father got buried under the debris of a retaining wall that collapsed on their thatched house at Naidu Nagar at around 5:30 pm due to heavy rains.”The bodies were recovered after rescue operation. The deceased Yadulu’s wife and their two-year-old daughter survived in the incident,” the official said.

In another incident, a 35-year-old man who had gone to have tea at a hotel in Hussainialam area, while it was raining heavily, got electrocuted after touching a road-side parked van which came in contact with an electric pole, police said.”There was a short circuit and the van was parked near the pole. One man who was walking in the rains touched the vehicle apparently fearing that there might be open man holes on the road and got electrocuted,” the police official said.

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