While the sudden rains that begun late night on Thursday in Hyderabad brought a breeze of much-needed relief, the effects of the downpour clenched the life of a man in the city.
The incident took place in Old City’s Ghode ki Khabar area when the flash rains were at their peak. The man was riding his bike when a live electric wire fell on him from above in an aftermath of the water.
The police identified the motorist as Mohammed Mustafa who was going towards his home in the downpour when the unfortunate incident occurred.
The chilly, heavy winds pulled down the live wire that fell on Mustafa, inducing an electric current through his entire body, killing him instantly, according to police reports.
The body was then shifted for post mortem to the Osmania General Hospital.
As for the rains, it started on a lighter note and intensified for a brief time in several parts of the city. Though the sky remained mostly clear for the rest of the day, some areas did witness slight rainfall on Friday afternoon. As the event occurred in the latter half of the night, no traffic jams were reported.
Due to the rains, many parts enjoyed cloudy weather with low temperatures. These dipped by 1-1.5 degrees celsius in certain areas while few others saw a decrease of 1.6-3 degrees celsius. The city remained largely cold with the maximum recorded temperature of 29.7 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 18.4 degrees celsius. Areas including Nagole, Kothapet, LB Nagar, Ramanthapur, Narayanaguda, Himayatnagar, Musheerabad, Raidurgam,RK Puram, Bahadurpura, Puranapul, Doodh Bowli, Langar Houz, Attapur, Upparpalli, Nampally, Ziaguda, Madhapur, Gachibowli, Dilsukhnagar, Tolichowki, Alkapur and others witnessed the downpour.
According to the India Meteorological Department’s forecast, Hyderabad is expected to witness more rains on late Friday night as well. However, there will be a change on Saturday as the dry weather will make a comeback and remain so.
They tweeted a weather forecast warning speaking about the likelihood of rains in districts of Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, and others in the next 4 hours.
The new Mayor of the city was in headlines recently after she commented saying that she “prays Hyderabad doesn’t get rain for the next 5 years”. Her remark had brought a lot of negative attention which made her clarify that she was referring to the repetition of the floods. “All I meant to say was the city should not be flooded again. I did not want Hyderabad to have no rains,” the TRS party member said.