Torrential rains wreck havoc in Hyderabad

A four-month-old boy and his father were among three persons killed in rain-related incidents in the city lashed by heavy rain Monday evening. All schools and colleges will remain shut on Tuesday as more downpour is expected.

While the child and his father died in a wall collapse, another man was electrocuted, the police said.

According to Sheikhpet Mandal Revenue Officer S Ramulu, the child and his father got buried under the debris of a retaining wall that collapsed on their thatched house at Naidu Nagar at around 5:30 pm due to heavy rains.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), 82.6 mm of rain was recorded in Hyderabad from 8.30 a.m yesterday to 8.30 a.m today.

The heavy rain led to inundation in several low-lying areas of the city. Water entered into homes, making life difficult for residents.

In low-lying areas, the intensity of water flow was such that motor vehicles and huts were swept away. Roads in the city suffered heavy damages and traffic was moving at a snail’s pace at some places this morning.

Relief personnel were making efforts to pump out accumulated water in residential localities and roads. The GHMC has advised people not to stay in buildings which are in a dilapidated condition.


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