The Met office has forecast heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana over next five days

Lightning kills three women in TelanganaImage: Lightning/ Pixabay
news Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 18:52

Three women were killed and one injured due to lightning in Telengana on Tuesday.

The victims were working in an agricultural field near Dupalli in Ranjol mandal of Nizamabad district when struck by lightning. The deceased have been identified as Lakshmi (45), Vani (22) and Sangeeta (17).

One woman who was injured was admitted to a government hospital.

Over 30 lives in both Telengana and Andhra Pradesh were claimed by lightning accompanied by rains over the last one week. Andhra Pradesh recorded more deaths.

Meanwhile, rains continued to lash parts of the two states under the impact of low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. Heavy rains in Hyderabad on Tuesday flooded low-lying areas and roads, which affecting the vehicular traffic.

According to the Met department, Araku valley in Visakhapatnam received 27 cm rainfall during last 24 hours. Many other parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema also received good rainfall.

Rain also occurred in many parts of Telangana. Parkal in Warangal district received highest rainfall of 11 cm.

Southwest monsoon is active over Telangana. The Met office has forecast rains in both the state over next five days. It also warned of heavy to very heavy fall at isolated places.

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