Hyderabad: A 56-year-old woman died while standing in a queue to apply for flood relief at Golconda here on 18 November. The woman was at a MeeSeva centre to register her name and avail the financial aid of Rs. 10,000 that is being distributed by the Telangana government to affected families.

The Golconda police confirmed that the woman identified as Munnawar Unnisa, had been standing in the queue for quite some time when she suddenly collapsed. The officers present there for bandobast rushed her to Olive Hospital at Nanal Nagar where doctors declared her brought dead.

According to sources, the woman was suffering from some ailments and was under medication for the same. She may have collapsed due to her illness and died, suspect the police. However, the exact cause of her death will be known only after a post-mortem, they said. Meanwhile, a case of suspicious death has been registered at the Golconda police station.

For over 4 days flood affected families have been waiting in long queues for the hours in order to get themselves registered. Meanwhile the GHMC Flood relief service portal has been temporarily disabled.

Earlier, the relief money was being distributed by GHMC officials directly to the affected people. But recently the state government made changes to the distribution process. Now, people who want to avail the benefit have to register through MeeSeva centres. After scrutiny, the amount will be credited to their bank accounts. Since the new changes were announced, serpentine queues have been seen at MeeSeva centres all over the city. At some locations, these queues even caused traffic jams and a stampede-like situation.

It is a developing story

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