Hyderabad: Around 9:30 pm on Friday, a man was travelling on his bike in Chintalkunta area. It was raining heavily. The man tries to cross the nala near the Dominoz Pizza shop at Chintalkunta. Instead the man slips and falls into the nala, only to be swept away by the swirling waters.
The locals and other motorists noticed him getting washed away and rushed to his rescue.
Normal life was thrown out of gear after a heavy downpour inundated major roads causing massive traffic snarls in the city.
According to the TSDPS rainfall report in GHMC, Lingojiguda in Saroornagar received the highest rainfall of 130.8 mm followed by Kurmaguda, Saidabad (120.8mm), and LB Nagar (112.8mm).
After an hour of rain, the old city was completely waterlogged. In a video shared on Twitter, vehicles can be seen struggling to cross through the water-logged roads of the old city.
Many houses were submerged and nalas overflowed across the city.
Two people went missing in the flash floods at Vanasthalipuram. Rescue operations are going on.
Malakpet, Dilsukhnagar, Chaitanyapuri, Banjara Hills, jubilee Hill, panjagutta and Khairatabad were also water logged.
In another rain mishap, the fence at Asian Shivaganga parking collapsed due to the flash floods yesterday. Around 30 bikes still lie under the fence.
At Gaddi Annaram in Ranga Reddy district, the compound wall of Shivaganga theatre collapsed on Friday night damaging around 50 vehicles.
Many places in the city also experienced power shutdowns following the rains.
IMD on Friday had predicted light to moderate rains or thundershowers at a few places in the state during the next five days.
Interestingly, the city had witnessed similar incidents in October 2020 as well. Inadequate preparation, planning, and improper drainage network management were the main causes for the 2020 flood.