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2 Died As torrential rain flooded Hyderabad again

Hyderabad:  2 persons Died in a fresh spell of overnight torrential rain, which left dozens of residential areas flooded in the Hyderabad and neighboring areas, adding to the woes of the public who are yet to recover as the consequence of last week’s flash flood.

On 17-18 October night in and around Hyderabad, Over 19 centimeter of downpour also dealt a blow to rescue and relief operations started following heavy rains on 13-14 October.

Horrific videos of vehicles getting washed away by effusive waters emerged from some of the flood-hit areas following the heavy rain last night.

Boats were sent into service by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Disaster Response Force of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to rescue the affected people and launched rescue relief work in Hafiz Baba Nagar and surrounding colonies that were submerged after the Balapur lake breached on Saturday night.

People in flood-hit areas spent a sleepless night and some had to take protection on the terrace as their houses were Inundate in water.

On Sunday morning, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi Chandrayangutta MLA and HYDERABAD POLICE COMMISSIONERATE Anjani Kumar visited Baba Nagar to take a  look at the flash flood situation.

Anjani Kumar said that low-lying colonies of Hafiz Baba Nagar, Phoolbagh, Omar Colony, Indra Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, and Rajiv Nagar were inundated. “Please cooperate with the police in evacuation exercise,” IPS Anjani Kumar tweeted.

He also supervised rescue work in, Al Jubail Colony, and Gazi-e-Millat Colony, Golnaka, Moosarambagh, Malakpet, Madannapet, Lal Darwaza, Aliabad, and Shamsherganj.

Asserting that things were “in control”, he said that onlookers should not come out on roads.

Relief and Rescue work was also started in Saroornagar, Singareni employees’ colony. Several colonies in that area went underwater for the second time in less than a couple of days.

Overflowing water bodies and Nalas drown many residential colonies in and around the Hyderabad city.

Following the flood-hit areas, city police closed the Malakpet Road underbridge, Gaddi Annaram to Shiva Ganga Road, Moosaram Bagh road, and Chaderghat road and request to the commuters to take alternate way.

Falaknuma bridge near the famous Falaknuma Palace in the old city was also closed for commuters after damage to it.

The heavy rain further damaged the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway At Gaganpahad.

The Cyberabad police urged the public going to shamshabad Airport to use the Outer Ring Road (ORR).

Those who are coming from Bengaluru and Kurnool were also rerouted to take Outer Ring Road(ORR) at Tondupally.

On the report of  Telangana State Development Planning Society, Singapur Township in Ghatkesar near Hyderabad received the highest rainfall of 19.73 cm. Many areas in and around the Hyderabad city saw over a 15-centimeter of rainfall.

The Hyderabad weather office has forecast more rain. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur in some parts of the Hyderabad on Sunday,” it said.

The Hyderabad city had received over 19-centimeter rainfall on 13-14 October with some places in the suburbs recording a very torrential rainfall of nearly 30 centimeters.

The deluge in the city and other parts of the Telangana state last week killed 50 people. Most of the deaths were reported from the Hyderabad and its suburban places.



source: with input from ians