10 including nine children drown in Telangana

Hyderabad: Ten people including nine children drowned in four different incidents in Telangana on Saturday, police said.

A mother and her five children were drowned when a car was washed away in a stream in Nizamabad district on Saturday, police said.

The driver and another occupant of the car were rescued by police with the help of locals.

The incident occurred in Pillivagu near Karegam in Nizamabad district when the car was crossing the stream.

Rescue workers retrieved bodies of Rajmani, 40 and her children, all aged under seven. Two-year-old twins and a 10-month-old baby were among those killed.

The incident occurred when the woman and children were going to a hospital at Pitlam in the same district.

In another incident, two children were drowned in a pit in Kandlakoya in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad.

The incident occurred when the children fell into the pit while playing. The pit was dug as part of road construction work in the area and was filled due to rains.

In a similar incident in Adilabad district, two children died after falling in a pit. It was dug for red soil and was filled with storm water.