Nearly 30 people are reported to have been killed in Telangana on Wednesday due to a heavy downpour in the city which made the city looks like a lake where cars can be seen floating on the roads. According to the reports, 17 people have died in Hyderabad. The weather department said the state received 144% excess rainfall than normal in the last two weeks with capital Hyderabad recording 404% excess rainfall than normal in the state.
Andhra Pradesh also experiencing heavy rain which claimed loss of ten lives in the state and caused extensive damage to crops, roads and uprooted electricity poles.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a word with Telanhana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, Jaganmohan Reddy, over the situation of the states. PM Modi said the central government will provide every possible help to the states to fight with these hard times.
Union Minister Amit Shah said Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is closely monitoring the situation in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the wake of heavy rainfalls. He further said PM Modi’s government is committed to provide all possible assistance to the people of both the states in this hour of need. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected, Shah added
After the heavy flood hit the city on October 14 in the night. Telangana government announced two days of holiday till Thursday and asked people to stay indoors. Since midnight, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and Disaster Response Force (DRF) using boats to evacuate people who are stucked in their houses and seeking help.
Areas like Begumpet and Somajiguda which are the heart of the city were completely flooded. In the videos it can be seen that water gushing out at Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, which is a key private hospital for treating Covid -19 patients.
According to the weather forecasts department, the situation is will likely to get worst in the city in the next two days. Telangana has witnessed unprecedented rain during the past two months saw Hyderabad receiving 176.6 mm of rain on a single day when the normal is just 4.2mm. Many areas in the city recorded over 200 mm of rain in the past 24 hours.