Hyderabad: Heavy rains have left a trail of death and destruction in Hyderabad city. Nine persons including three children died after a huge boulder rolled through their house at Chandrayanagutta late on Tuesday night.
At least five more persons received injuries in the incident. It is suspected that more people are caught under the debris.
According to police, the boulder rolled down a hillock at Ghouse Nagar in Mohammedia Hills. Police, DRF teams, Revenue, and GHMC teams rushed to the spot and started a rescue operation.
While efforts are on to trace the bodies trapped under the debris, rescue teams are also trying to locate survivors. The injured persons have been shifted to Owaisi hospital.
Hyderabad MP Asadduddin Owaisi also rushed to the spot to oversee the rescue operation. MLA Akberuddin Owaisi visited the injured persons and directed the hospital to provide the best treatment to he injured.
Heavy rains continue to lash several parts of Hyderabad for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.
Hayathnagar in the eastern part of the city received the highest of 288.8 mm (29 cm) rain, while Saroopnagar received 275.3 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Musheerabad received 258.3 mm rainfall, while Uppal received 257 mm of rainfall till 8 am.
The highest rainfall 324.5mm (32.5cm) was recorded in Ghatkesar Mandal in Medchal Malkajgiri district. Abdullapurmet received 266 mm of rain.
The worst affected area includes Medchal Malkajgiri, Rangareddy.
Highest Rainfall in different places:
Abdullapurmet: 266 mm
Valigonda: 261 mm
Director of Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management and GHMC requested the citizens to stay indoors