Cyclone Phethai: Electric Pole Hits Srikakulam School Headmaster, Causes Instant Death 

19 Dec, 2018 19:39 IST|Sakshi
A man eas killed due to heavy winds caused by cyclone Phethai that wrecked havoc in the state over the last two days

Srikakulam: A man was killed due to heavy winds caused by cyclone Phethai that wrecked havoc in the state over the last two days. According to the locals, the deceased Pagoti Dharma Rao (56) was a headmaster at the Ampuram primary school. He was on his way to school on Tuesday. Since Ampuram school had low signal, he would mark his biometric attendence at the Baddumarri school. Due to the gusty winds of Cyclone Phethai, a current pole at Jami Chinnaya Peta had fallen.

After marking his attendence, while on his way to school, he accidentally hit the pole, resulting in severe head injury, Dharma Rao died on the spot. The staff of electrical department who had already seen the pole had gone to have breakfast. When they returned to set the pole, Dharma Rao was lying dead. The police was informed who reached the spot and examined the dead body. Later, the body was sent to Pathapatnam government hospital for post-mortem. They informed the deceased family members who reached the hospital. He lived with his wife and two children. His elder son Indrasena Kumar is attending DSC coaching while his sister is an intermediate student at Vijayawada. Based on a complaint given by Dharma Rao's wife, the police filed a case and started investigation.

Recently, in another mishap, one person was killed and 31 members were severely injured in a road accident at Urkonda. According to the locals and police, a family from Urkonda peta were heading to Rachalapalli to attend a marriage event on a tractor. The bride's uncle Balaiah (60) started from Urkonda main road. When the driver was speeding the vehicle, they warned him to drive properly.

Due to his rash driving, the tractor turned turtle on the outskirts of Urkonda. During the accident, 32 members were injured. Balaiah suffered severe injuries and got stuck into the front wheel of the tractor. One of the passenger's left hand was cut off up to arm in the accident. The others were also seriously injured.

The locals informed the police, who reached the spot and sent them to Kalvakurthi government hospital. After the first aid, the injured were shifted to Gandhi hospital, Hyderabad. Barigela Balaiah died while undergoing treatment. He is survived by his wife and a son. The police has filed a case and started probing the matter.

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