In a tragic incident, a woman and her husband were washed away in Jurala Canal distributory near Pebbair town in the district on Saturday.

According to reports, Krishnaiah, 30, and Ushamma, 26, went to Chelimella village to participate in a relative’s ceremony and while returning to their village in a bid to have a bath, entered into Jurala Canal distributory. Due to heavy flow, Krishnaiah was washed away and to rescue Krishnaiah, Ushamma jumped into the canal but she too was swept away by the flood.

Villagers retrieved the bodies from about half a kilometer distance. The deceased couple had three children and all of them are differently-abled.