Rains In Hyderabad: Four Updates

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The two hours of terror torrent has brought Hyderabad on to its knees. Battered and yet to get up on its feet, Hyderabad is staring at another downpour. With several low-lying areas still flooded and with most rain-battered roads showing up potholes, civic life is yet to come to normal in several places. Here are the updates:

REVIEW MEET: GHMC on Tuesday held a key review meeting to monitor the situation. The GHMC asked people to remain alert and advised them to follow the GHMC's special app to know about the latest weather update to finalise their travel plans. The officials are keeping a tab on the situation in the low-lying areas. On Tuesday morning, rain was reported from Nizampet, Kukatpalli, Miyapur and neighbouring areas.

ZOO MAROONED: Most tanks and water bodies in the twin cities are brimming with water. Inflows have increased into most of the water bodies. The Mir Alam tank, which abuts Hyderabad Zoo, is overflowing and several parts of the zoo are flooded. The safari park in the zoo is inundated, forcing the zoo authorities to shift the animals to safe places.

TRAFFIC SNARLS: The GHMC has advised the commuters to avoid the Jubilee Hills Check-Post, Banjara Hills and Punjagutta Road as rains have caused considerable damage to the roads. Water has also flooded cellars of several apartment in Gachibowli, Madhapur and Miyapur. Tuesday morning witnessed traffic snarls in areas like Gachibowli, Ayyappa Society, Madhapur and Kondapur.

THREE DEAD: Three persons died in the rains that battered Hyderabad on Monday evening. A hut in Naidunagar of Banjara Hills collapsed and two persons - a disabled person and a six-month-old infant were buried under the debris. The bodies could be retrieved only after five minutes of hard toil. Two persons had a miraculous escape in the incident, In the Murgi Chowk, one person died after a snapped live wire fell on a DCM.

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