Days after floods, Hyderabad reels under heavy rainfall

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Oct 2020 7:57 AM GMT
Days after floods, Hyderabad reels under heavy rainfall

Hyderabad: Just days after heavy rainfall that triggered flash floods wreaked havoc in Hyderabad, incessant rainfall lashed the city on the evening of 17 October flooding several parts of the city.

The rain-caused inundation has led to the closure of Malakpet RUB, the road from Gaddi Annaram to Shiva Ganga, and Moosaram Bagh and Chadarghat causeway in the east zone. Commuters have been asked to take alternate routes.

The breaching of Gurram Cheruvu exposed the stormwater drains, flooding nearby areas of Hafiz Baba Nager & Omer colony. Also the areas of Phoolbagh, Omar Colony, Indra Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Rajiv Nagar were inundated in water. The rains also caused immense damage to the Golconda Fort and the wall near Sri Jagdama temple inside the fort collapsed.

In another major incident, a six-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed in the RK Pet area under Mangalhat police station limits on Saturday night. Adiba Begum, along with her mother and three siblings, were sleeping in the house when the wall collapsed.

Also, the sudden downpour resulted in the death of a 52-year-old man in Old Malakpet limits. He was electrocuted to death.

Meanwhile, the Hyderabad traffic police have closed the Falaknuma bridge after a portion of a road caved in on Saturday night. Also, the old Kurnool roads leading to the airport were flooded and the Cyberbad traffic police have requested commuters to use the Outer Ring Road.

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.

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