ANDHRA PRADESH

139 huts destroyed

HYDERABAD May 22. A huge fire broke out near Nacharam Industrial Estate area in which at least 139 huts were gutted. However, no loss of life was reported. The cause of the fire, which broke out at about 2.40 p.m. is not yet known. The Home Minister, T. Devender Goud, and the Ranga Reddy District Collector, Ajay Jain, visited the mishap site.

Hoax call

There was mild panic at the General Bazar branch of the Vysya Bank when a telephone caller informed the manager that a bomb was planted in the premises. The Mahankali police and the bomb disposal squad conducted a thorough search and termed it a hoax call.

Rowdy-sheeter killed

A notorious rowdy-sheeter, Mukkaram, 30, was stabbed to death by an autorickshaw driver, Saber, on Thursday evening outside his house at Sreeramnagar. While the accused fled, the victim was declared brought dead to the Gandhi hospital.

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