8 Killed, City Life Disrupted As Heavy Rains Lash Hyderabad

Roads turned into canals with rain water flooding the city. - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad:  At least eight persons were killed in separate incidents as several houses collapsed and low-lying areas were inundated due to heavy rains that lashed Hyderabad since Wednesday morning. Vehicular movement came to a standstill and the GHMC issued an alert to people not to venture out until the situation subsides.

A woman and her two daughters died under a collapsed roof at Bholakpur while four others were killed in a similar incident at Ramanthapur. Several old houses collapsed either partially or fully.

Government announced attendance relaxation to schools under GHMC limits. Hussainsagar water levels surged to danger levels with a heavy inflow of water from various directions. The GHMC issued alerts to people asking them not to venture unless there’s an emergency.

Several MMTS trains were cancelled.

A car was washed away in flood waters at Champapet. However, the locals rescued the owner from the car. Water gushed into the booking counters at Khairatabad railway station.

In Bapujinagar under Boinpally, rain water entered residential areas as a nearby lake had breaches. Three RTC buses were struck under the bridge at Malakpet.

With several areas receiving unusual levels of rainfall since morning, water filled cellar areas of several apartments. In Boudhanagar, entire colony was inundated and dozens of vehicles including bikes and cars were washed away.

Rain From Bollarum, Uppal, Ramanthapur, Hayathnagar, LB Nagar to Begumpet, Panjagutta, Ameerpet, Kukatpally and Miyapur

A highest rainfalls of 9.5cm recorded in Amberpet while Malkajgiri received 8.3cm, Khairatabad 6.5cm and an overall rainfall was 6cm between 8am and 10am.

Drain water gushed out of sewerage lines on main roads and cellar areas of apartments in colonies filled with rain and drain water.

Power supply was stopped in several areas.

People can call the Emergency Control Room for Flood Help: 040-21111111; Emergency No. 100

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