8 killed as heavy rains batter Hyderabad; water enters homes, vehicles washed away

8 killed as heavy rains batter Hyderabad; water enters homes, vehicles washed away

A car overturned as a result of heavy rain in Hyderabad.

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Eight persons, including a 19-day-old child, died and two others sustained injuries late Tuesday night when a boulder crashed over two houses in Hyderabad’s Bandlaguda area, said police. Record heavy rains lashed the town also because of the remainder of the state under the influence of a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal that weakened into a depression because it entered Telangana after covering Andhra Pradesh. because it moved across the state further towards Maharashtra and Karnataka, very heavy to heavy rainfall was recorded altogether the districts in its pathway.

In view of the unprecedented rains for the last 12 hours, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar reviewed the flood situation and declared public holidays today and tomorrow in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area altogether government offices, including private institutions, a handout said on Wednesday. “The Chief Secretary also advised GHMC and District Collectors to rearrange relief camps and to shift the people of low lying and inundated areas. He also advised the people to not begin unless there’s a significant necessity,” it added.

Most parts of Hyderabad and adjoining areas remained inundated throughout the evening whilst disaster response and relief teams led by NDRF, SDRF, and therefore the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s Disaster Response Force teams alongside police and fire services personnel were on the bottom. Overflowing tanks and lakes resulted in water entering homes in low-lying areas. Vehicles were washed away and power supply has been snapped in several localities. After the Himayat Sagar Lake on the outskirts of Hyderabad was filled to the brim, the flood gates were opened in the dark. On Wednesday morning, Shamshabad DCP N Prakash Reddy asked people to get to or coming back from the Hyderabad international airport to use the Outer bypass and avoid the old Kurnool road connecting to the town, due to heavy waterlogging on the roads.

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