60 Dead, 37,000 Families Affected; Hyderabad to Receive More Rain
The weather office has warned of heavy rain for the next three to days.
Incessant rainfall and flash floods in parts of Hyderabad have affected over 37,000 families. Six more people, including of two children, died in the second spell of rain on Saturday evening, 17 October, taking the tally to 60.
Several of the deaths were due to electrocution.
Parts of Hyderabad received heavy rainfall on Saturday evening causing traffic snarls and waterlogging.
The city traffic police closed the Falaknuma Bridge for the public, after a portion of the road caved in, as teams of the Disaster Response Force (DRF) worked round the clock to clear water stagnation in the city.
According to an NDTV report, the weather office has warned of heavy rain for the next three to days too.
Bodies were also recovered from the devastation caused by rain last Tuesday and Wednesday, including one from inside a car that got washed away, NDTV reported.
Meanwhile, exams that were supposed to be held on 19 October by Osmania University for undergraduate and postgraduate courses have also been postponed.
Visuals Show Cars Being Washed Away, Houses Flooded
Visuals from the city showed streets and houses inundated with water due to the rainfall. Reportedly, some parts of the city received more than 150 mm rain.
According to another report in NDTV, the Balangar Lake breached its boundaries which caused flash floods in the area.
The police advised commuters to take alternative routes to the airport. Taking to Twitter, Cyberabad police wrote, “Due to the rains old kurnool road towards airport from pvnr expressway is having waterflow over road. All public going towards airport/Bangalore or coming from airport/Bangalore to city are advised to use outer ring road (sic).”
According to a report in The News Minute, floodwater gushed through the roads in Tolichowki and several other locales in the city. Several low-lying areas in Vanasthalipuram and LB Nagar witnessed flooding.
Officials advised people to stay at home as the rain has flooded many parts of the city. In case of danger, people have been advised to call 100.
Telanagana Minister KT Rama Rao reviewed the situation and instructed the officials to complete the “enumeration of house damages immediately”.
Andhra to Witness Thundershowers, Rain: IMD
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast thundershowers with lightning at isolated places in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Yanam over the next four days.
The IMD has also forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal AP and Yanam on Sunday and Rayalaseema on Monday and Tuesday.
A cyclonic circulation lying over west central Bay of Bengal off AP coast, extending up to 5.8 km above the mean sea level, has been identified.
(With inputs from The News Minute, IANS and NDTV)
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