Floods 2.0: Rains leave trail of death, destruction in Telangana; seven killed

Flash floods have wreaked havoc in Vikarabad, Yadadri Bhongir, and Hanamkonda districts. Farmlands and residential colonies have been submerged in different parts of the state.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  31 Aug 2021 5:41 AM GMT
Floods 2.0: Rains leave trail of death, destruction in Telangana; seven killed

Hyderabad: Ghost of 2020 floods has returned to haunt Telangana. Seven persons were killed in separate rain-related incidents across Telangana.

Flash floods have wreaked havoc in Vikarabad, Yadadri Bhongir, and Hanamkonda districts. Farmlands and residential colonies have been submerged in different parts of the state.

Tragedy struck Vikarabad when a newlywed woman and her sister-in-law were washed away in Marpally Mandal on Sunday night.

The incident occurred when a car carrying six persons including the newly-wed couple was caught in floodwaters on Sunday night. Locals rescued bridegroom Nawaz Reddy and his sister Radhamma after they managed to open the car door and jumped into the stream.

Cops with the help of fishermen and divers pulled out the bodies of three persons. The deceased include the bride Pravalika, bridegroom's sister Shruti and driver Raghuvender Reddy.

Search is on to find the missing boy who was washed away. Nawaz Reddy and Pravalika had married on August 26. The couple along with their relatives had gone to Mominpet on Sunday for a post-marriage ceremony. They left for Ravulapally village on Sunday evening.

Since the stream was overflowing, the driver tried to cruise through but was caught in the gushing waters.

Likewise, a car was washed away in the Kothapally stream in Ranga Reddy district on Sunday night. A 70-year-old man was killed, while four others managed to escape. The deceased was identified as Venkataiah

Venkataiah along with four others was returning to Yen Kadhala after attending a marriage in the Kowkuntla village of Chevella Mandal. When the car was stuck in the stream, four occupants managed to swim to safety. However, Venkataiah was not lucky.

In another incident, three girls were washed away by flash floods in the Yadadri district. Two girls, who were crossing a stream in Burugupally village on a two-wheeler, accidentally fell into the stream.

According to the police, the victims' cousin, who was riding the bike, lost control of the vehicle while crossing the stream due to gushing water on Monday afternoon. Rajapet police recovered the body of G. Sindhuja, 24, and efforts were on to trace another.

In Hanamkonda, the body of a software engineer was found in a stormwater drain at Kakaji Colony of Hanamkonda town on Monday. He was identified as V. Kranthi Kumar (32), a resident of Shiva Nagar colony. A laptop was also found along with the body. It was stated that he might have accidentally fallen into the drain and died

Flash floods have also affected several essential services in the state:

Water Supply

Due to the flooding of the Mallaram pump house in Siddipet, the water supply to several areas has been affected. , Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply Board (HMWSSB) MD Dana Kishore said water supply to Malkajgiri, Serilingampally, Kukatpally, Quthbullapur, Nizampet, and Bachupally would be affected for the next 48 hours.

Himayat Sagar

Meanwhile, HMWSSB opened two gates of Himayat Sagar at 10 am today. Police, GHMC, and Revenue officials have been alerted to ensure safety measures are taken.

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