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Hailstorm creates havoc, claims one life

Staff Reporter

ADILABAD: A spell of heavy rainfall and hail storm on Sunday claimed one life and caused extensive destruction to property in Adilabad district.

A high tension line at Yellampalli project in Mancherial mandal was uprooted in the gale force winds that blew in the afternoon to plunge about 900 villages in 24 mandals in darkness.

A cell phone tower, also at Mancherial came off its moorings and fell on the residence of MLA G. Arvind Reddy. No damage to life or property was however reported.

According to information Baradi Sudhakar, 38, a farmer from Pendalwada in Jainad mandal died due to receiving injuries in the hailstorm. He was proceeding to his village on a motorcycle from Adilabad town when he was caught in the storm. Many trees were uprooted and houses damaged due to the rainfall.

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