Video: When a rescue operation went wrong in Tolichowki

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 Oct 2020 4:28 AM GMT
Video: When a rescue operation went wrong in Tolichowki

Hyderabad: The twin cities witnessed unprecedented rainfall on October 14th resulting in 30 deaths and many missing. The rains pounded the city, many colonies were partly submerged leaving thousands of residents trapped. The Nehro Zoological park was shut down, parks were inundated and the Tank bund was overflowing. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's disaster management teams pressed in boat to rescue the stranded.

However one of the operations went wrong at Tolichowki, due to imbalance the boat capsized in the flood waters at Virasat Nagar of Tolichowki, Hyderabad.

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On October 14, total 1401 grievance has been received by the GHMC in which 643, highest was for waterlogging, followed by 364 for drainage overflow and 246 for tree fall.Over 20,540 houses were affected due to inundation in Greater Hyderabad and total 122 localities inundated, said the Municipal Corporation.

GHMC deployed 360 Disaster Response Force(DRF) personnel while additional 192 personnel were deployed for dewatering with the machine and 170 personnel for manual dewatering. GHMC deployed 6 boats and 20 JCB machine.The Army joined the rescue operations and ferried resident at Falaknuma and Bandlaguda.

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