Rain havoc leaves a path of destruction in Hyderabad, claims 50 lives


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Rain havoc leaves a trail of destruction in Hyderabad, claims 50 lives

Hyderabad: A recent spell of in a single day incessant rains triggered flooding on Sunday in components of town and left a lady useless, days after it witnessed one of many worst deluges following the heaviest downpour in over a century, police and civic officers mentioned.

The most recent rains since Saturday night led to lakes and different water our bodies overflowing and triggering flooding of a number of low-lying areas, together with locations affected final week, right here and on the outskirts, they mentioned.

The Catastrophe Response Drive personnel, the workers of the Better Hyderabad Municipal Company and police swung into motion since Saturday evening itself, evacuating the marooned. In a close to repeat of scenes witnessed final week, basements of a number of condo complexes had been flooded by the rain waters and folks had been seen strolling in knee deep water in some areas.

 A video confirmed some auto-rickshaws getting washed away in a flooded road. In a rain-related incident, a five-year-old lady died early Sunday in a wall collapse inMangalhat space right here, civic officers mentioned. The Met workplace forecast extra rains in components of the state until October 21.

At Hayathnagar right here, some native residents, together with ladies, confronted native TRS corporator Tirumal Reddy when he visited some flood affected areas on Sunday, accusing him of neglecting their complaints over encroachment of a drain.

They mentioned the blockage of the drain resulted in water coming into their homes. Heavy rains early final week had wreaked havoc in components of the state, together with town, claiming over 50 lives in incidents equivalent to home collapse and drowning and leaving a whole bunch of homes in low-lying areas underneath sheets of water. The state capital bore the brunt as a despair had dumped the heaviest rains (almost 20 cm) since 1916 for October on Tuesday and triggered flash floods.

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The rains abated since Wednesday with the flood water receding in most components whereas the federal government in a preliminary estimate had pegged the losses at over Rs 5,000 crore. Nevertheless, since Saturday evening a number of components of town and neighbouring districts once more had been battered by torrential rains with Saroornagar in adjoining Rangaraddy district recording the utmost of 16.9 cm whereas Hyderabad Airport 7.2 cm. On Sunday, Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) Commissioner D S Lokesh Kumar mentioned they launched steps to revive normalcy within the areas affected by the most recent spell and intensified reduction works.

Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar visited flood-hit localities and mentioned police together with GHMC officers rescued these trapped of their homes and evacuated them to security. Cyberabad Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar, additionally visited totally different areas and supervised reduction works.

“DRF working unceasingly to rescue residents from flooded areas. Inundations and treefalls being cleared to revive normalcy within the metropolis.

Groups engaged on 24X7 foundation in view of the persevering with rains. Residents might dial 040-29555500 for DRF help and we are going to attend asap,” tweeted GHMC Vigilance and Catastrophe Administration Director Vishwajit Kampati. The GHMC Commissioner mentioned pumps had been getting used to empty water from cellars and basements of condo complexes and different constructing premises including civic workers was additionally clearing stagnated water on roads.

 A particular drive was underway to clear rubbish and particles of collapsed homes that had accrued in drains and on roads. On October 15, the state authorities had mentioned 50 died because of heavy rains and flash floods.

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The India Meteorological Division has warned that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning had been very prone to happen at remoted locations over Telangana and heavy rain may be very doubtless at remoted locations from Sunday until October 21 Subscribe us on

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