Hyderabad rains create havoc: 12 people killed

October 14, 2020 09:57
Hyderabad rains create havoc: 12 people killed

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Hyderabad received the highest rainfall in a single day leaving the citizens in huge stress. There was huge waterlogging in the city in the low lying areas. There are several videos that are surfaced over social media showing the cars washing out due to the water flow. The GHMC officials are carrying out the rescue operations and there was power disruption for the entire night in Hyderabad. The situations would be similar today and heavy rain is expected in the city. A house collapsed in Chandrayanagutta and nine people got killed on the spot. Hyderabad is on red alert and the people are asked to stay back in their houses for the next two days till situations calm down.

Hyderabad witnessed 32 cm rainfall yesterday alone. All the roads and colonies are drowned and are filled with water. More than half of the city is left without power for the whole night. The rescue teams are shifting the people of the low lying regions to safe places considering today's rains. The torrential rains created a havoc till today morning. Almost ten houses in the old city collapsed because of flow. Huge granite blocks rolled out and fell on these houses yesterday.

The GHMC disaster management wing officials along with the local cops are taking care of all the rescue operations. Special teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are also into action to carry out the rescue operations. The Singapore township region in the outskirts received the highest rainfall. The Hussain Sagar lake crossed the level and started flowing on the roads of Hyderabad. Several low lying areas in Hyderabad are submerged. Chief Minister KCR is personally monitoring things. Greater Hyderabad municipal corporation commissioner Lokesh Kumar urged the people of Hyderabad and Secunderabad to stay indoors unless there is an emergency.

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