At least 15 people died while many others left injured in Hyderabad following the incessant rains that lashed various parts of the state. The unabating rainfall led to waterlogging on roads and highways and inundation of some low-lying areas across the capital city.
According to the officials, as reported by news agency PTI, the deaths have been reported since Tuesday night following the heavy downpour which resulted in wall and house collapse incidents in different parts of the city. The authorities have declared a holiday on Wednesday and Thursday and have advised the people to remain indoor as more rains are likely in the state.
Three members of a family, including a child, died in a house collapse in Gaganpahad area of Shamshabad this morning, police said. Ten people, including a toddler, died in two wall collapse incidents in Chandrayangutta police station limits. In another incident, a 40-year-old woman and her daughter died after the roof of their house fell on them atIbrahimpatnam area here after a downpour on Tuesday night.
Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, who was also present at the spot in Chandrayangutta, and also tweeted pictures and wrote, “I was at a spot inspection in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where a private boundary wall fell resulting in the death of 9 people & injuring 2. On my from there, I gave a lift to stranded bus passengers in Shamshabad, now I’m on my way to Talabkatta & Yesrab Nagar…”
Normal life was thrown out of gear at various places in Telangana on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed the state, leading to water-logging in different localities in Hyderabad and other parts of the state. Fifteen people have died in Telangana in the last 48 hours following incessant rains that lashed several parts of the state, leading to flooding on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation said that most parts of the GHMC area are likely to witness heavy rainfall for the next few hours and advised people to stay indoors unless unavoidable.
“We are witnessing unprecedented rainfall in the city. A high of 25 cm rainfall has been recorded at LB Nagar!! Rains are expected to continue for a few more hours. Citizens are requested to remain indoors and stay safe. DRF teams are striving to normalize the situation,” the Director Of Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management, GHMC tweeted.
According to official data on rainfall (from 8.30 am to 2100 hours on Tuesday), Singapur Township in Medchal Malkajgiri district received 292.5 mm of rainfall, followed by 250.8 mm of rainfall at Verkat Palle in Yadadri-Bhongir district.
In its weather forecast, the Met department here said thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana on Wednesday. Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places including Hyderabad on Wednesday and Thursday, it added.