Farmer couple killed in shed collapse near Midjil, Uttam demands ex-gratia

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A young farmer couple died after an iron-shed collapsed due to heavy rain and winds at a toll gate near Midjil on the Mahabubnagar highway near the city.

The victims were identified as 35-year-old farmer Donku Krishnaiah and his wife Pushpamma (30). Both were said to have engaged in drying up their paddy produce under the shed when the tollgate tower came crashing killing the couple on the spot.

Meanwhile, the Congress state president Uttam Kumar Reddy while expressing sorrow at their sudden death demanded the government to pay an exgratia to the next kin of the couple.

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