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Man washed away in gushing waters of Nagarjunasagar dam

PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: 12-08-2019 21:48 IST | Created: 12-08-2019 21:48 IST
Man washed away in gushing waters of Nagarjunasagar dam

Man washed away in gushing waters of Nagarjunasagar dam Hyderabad, Aug 12 (PTI): A man, allegedly drunk, was washed away in the gushing waters of the Nagarjunasagar dam in Nalgonda district on Monday, police said. The man,in his 30s, was among a group of four people from Zaheerabad town, who had come to see the release of water after the gates of thedam were partially lifted due to heavy inflow of flood water, they said.

Despite warning boards and barricades in place not to cross them, he jumped over them, entered the waters and got washed away, superintendent of police A V Ranganath told PTI over phone. A video, shot by an onlooker, on a mobile phone showing the man getting swept away was beamed by local TV channels.

The Nagarjunasagar and other projects in Telangana have received copious inflows followingheavy rains in catchment areas. Nagarjunasagar dam, built across the Krishna river, is situated on the border ofNalgonda district in Telangana and Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh..


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