Hyderabad National Telangana

Incessant Rains lashes Hyderabad.

Just after days Hyderabad witnessed Heavy Rains on Saturday evening. Rainfall that triggered flash floods wreaked havoc in Hyderabad.To the closure of Malakpet RUB, the road from Gaddi Annaram to Shiva Ganga, and Moosaram Bagh and Chadarghat the rain-caused inundation and several commuters have been asked to take alternate routes.

The worst-affected areas in the city include Al Jubail Colony areas in Falaknuma, Nadeem Colony in Karwan, Neeraj Colony in Tolichowki, areas around Ramantapur lake, Brahminwadi, CIB Colony in Begumpet, Harihara colony in Hayatnagar, Ayyapaa colony in Nagole, East Anand Bagh, Malkajgiri, Barkas Salala, colonies around Gurram Cheruvu in Bandlaguda, Chandrayanagutta, and Saroornagar Singareni colony.

The rains also caused enormous damage to the Golconda Fort and the wall near Sri Jagdama temple inside the fort has collapsed drastically. The rupturing of Gurram Cheruvu exposed the stormwater drains, flooding areas of Hafiz Babanagar, Nabeel colony, Gulshan Iqbal colony, and Yaqutpura. Teams carry out rescue operation at Dabeerpura and Hafeez Baba Nagar.

On Saturday night a six year old girl died after the wall collapsed in the RK Pet area under Mangalhat police station limits. The mother along with the child and three other siblings were sleeping in the house when the wall collapsed. GHMC Deputy Mayor, @Babafasiuddin
visited Mangalhat division following the incident.

A 52-year-old man in Old Malakpet limits was electrocuted to death after the sudden downpour resulted in death.
Meanwhile Cyberbad traffic police have requested commuters to use the Outer Ring Road due to the old Kurnool roads leading to the airport were flooded. The Hyderabad traffic police have closed the Falaknuma bridge after a portion of a road acquiesced in on Saturday night.

Peerzadiguda in Medipally mandal received the highest rainfall of 18 cm followed by Sarrornagar (17.2 cm) and Bandlaguda (16.3 cm).

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in parts of the city for the next 24 hours.

By Journalist Natalia Moses


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