Heavy rains wreak havoc in Hyderabad, govt announces two-day holiday; at least 12 dead - watsupptoday.com
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Hyderabad, govt announces two-day holiday; at least 12 dead
Posted 14 Oct 2020 01:36 PM

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Heavy rains wreak havoc in Hyderabad, govt announces two-day holiday; at least 12 dead

Hyderabad, 14-Oct-2020

With normal life thrown out of gear in many parts of Telangana due to incessant rainfall, the K Chandrashekar Rao-headed government urged people to remain indoors as several areas in Hyderabad and suburbs remained under water. Hyderabad and some other parts of the state received heavy rain under the impact of the Deep Depression which originated in the Bay of Bengal. With the India Meteorological IMD (IMD) predicting more rains in some parts of Telangana on October 15, VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad Metropolitan Police, urged people to remain indoors as rainfall is likely to continue in Hyderabad and other regions of Telangana. The top cop also announced a helpline number (9490617444) for emergency situation. He assured people that his force was equipped to tackle the situation. Telangana government has declared a holiday for two days (Wednesday and Thursday) for all private institutions/offices/non-essential services and advised people to work from home. The administration has appealed to people to remained confined to their homes unless there is an emergency. Normal life was thrown out of gear as rains inundated roads in Himayat Nagar, Basheerbagh, Nampally, Lakdi Ka Pul, Mehdipatnam, Toli Chowki, Gachibowli, Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills. Though the rains abated today morning, many areas remain submerged in water leading to the slow movement of vehicular traffic. At least 13 people have died in Telangana following incessant rains. Nine persons, including a child, were crushed to death when a boundary wall collapsed in Mohammedia Hills in Bandlaguda, following heavy rainfall in Hyderabad. �HyderabadRains, I was at a spot inspection in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where a private boundary wall fell resulting in death of 9 people & injuring 2. On my from there, I gave a lift to stranded bus passengers in Shamshabad, now I'm on my way to Talabkatta & Yesrab Nagar,� Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted. As per police, two rain-related deaths were reported from Ibrahimpatnam area, where a woman and her 15-year-old daughter died after the roof of their old house collapsed. Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has directed officials to be on alert, following heavy rainfall in the state. Kumar in a message to officials said: "The Chief Minister called and enquired about the situation in the state. He ordered that the entire district administration be on high alert. Heavy rains have lashed the state. In Hyderabad many areas have 20 cm rains in the last 24 hours. A number of untoward incidents have been reported." Under the influence of the Deep Depression, several other states, including Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala received heavy rainfall on October 13. As per the latest IMD bulletin, the Depression over Telangana moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 25 kmph lay centred over western parts of Telangana. It is very likely to move further west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during the next 12 hours. Under the influence of the Deep Depression, some parts of Maharashtra, south Konkan, Goa are expected to receive rainfall on Wednesday. On October 15, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra and south Gujarat are likely to experience moderate to heavy rainfall.

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