30 dead, 10 missing as incessant rains, flooding wreak havoc across Telangana

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 Oct 2020 3:45 AM GMT
30 dead, 10 missing as incessant rains, flooding wreak havoc across Telangana

Hyderabad : More than 30 people have lost their lives due to the incessant rains and flooding across Telangana.

Of the total 30 deaths, Hyderabad accounts for the highest. More than ten people are still missing in different parts of Hyderabad.Thousands of people have lost shelters, while hundreds of homes are still inundated.

Tens of vehicles have been washed away in different parts of the city. A car carrying two persons was washed away at Abdullapurmet on the Hyderabad outskirts, while four trucks were washed away in the Nalgonda district.

Several incidents of cars and bikes being washed away in residential areas across Hyderabad were also reported since Tuesday night.

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At Mailardevpally, a family of eight members, including two infants were washed away. As the rainwater entered their house, the family members tried to shift to the next house for safety. In the process, the water current pulled them along the way. One person was rescued, while the bodies of two persons were found on Wednesday. Five more persons including the children are still missing.

At Gaganpahad near Shamshabad, eight persons working in a function hall tried to escape after the water started inundating the facility. Two persons including a three-year-old boy drowned in the water, while five others survived.

At Banjara Hills, Dr. Challa Satish Reddy, a Physiotherapist and Yoga instructor, died of electrocution in his building cellar, when he tried to pump out rainwater. Three more deaths were reported due to electrocution as a result of heavy rains.

A man got trapped inside his home at LB Nagar and died of electrocution, while another person was electrocuted at his residence in Amberpet.

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In another incident at Maitrivanam, a youngster working at Golden Bar was electrocuted when he went to the cellar to switch on the Genset on Tuesday night.

At Dilsukhnagar, a three-year-old girl drowned in the apartment cellar, while another woman got trapped inside his house at Saroornagar. At Abdullapurmet, the body of a person who got washed away along with a car was found on Wednesday, while the second person is missing.

A biker died after high tension electrical cables fell on him at Nacharam on Tuesday night. Further, eight persons were crushed to death, after a boulder crashed into their homes at Mohammedia Hills of Bandlaguda in Chandrayangutta.

A woman and her daughter died at Ibrahimpatnam as their old house collapsed. In Bhongir district too, a woman and her daughter got washed away on Tuesday. Their bodies were traced on Wednesday evening.

A postman who was out to deliver letters is missing since Tuesday. He is feared to have drowned in a Nalah at LB Nagar. Another person who went out fishing at Sultanpally lake near Shamshabad is missing since Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, deaths due to wall collapse and drowning have been reported from the erstwhile Mahabubnagar district also.

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