20 killed in Hyderabad due to heavy rains, PM Modi discusses with Andhra and Telangana CM


New Delhi / Hyderabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had a telephonic discussion with the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regarding Hyderabad, which is struggling with very heavy raifall. PM Modi assured the Chief Ministers of both states to provide all possible assistance on behalf of the Central Government. At the same time, 20 people have died in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana due to heavy rains. The strong rains caused by the cyclone have killed 13 people in Telangana and seven in Andhra Pradesh. The process of heavy rains started in both the states from Tuesday.

After discussing with both the CMs, PM Modi tweeted, “Talked to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy about the situation arising due to heavy rains. Assured possible help. I have feelings with the families affected by the heavy rains. ”

In fact, the unprecedented torrential rains that wreaked havoc in Hyderabad and its suburbs in the last 24 hours killed at least 17 people and disrupted normal life. Three people died in a house collapse in Nagerkurnool district in other areas of Telangana. While in neighboring Andhra Pradesh, 10 people died in various parts due to heavy rains.

Nine people, including three children, were killed and four others were injured in two separate incidents of wall collapses in Hyderabad’s old city of Bandlaguda late on Tuesday. The personnel of the GHMC Disaster Management Wing carried out the bodies from the rubble with the help of local police and people. Several teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also dispatched to the spot to help clear the debris and investigate if there was any survivor.

At the same time, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi visited Bandlaguda area to monitor the rescue operations and tweeted that nine people were killed in various incidents of wall collapse.

Three members of a family were killed in another house collapse in the Gagan Pahar area on the Hyderabad-Bangalore National Highway. A woman and her 15-year-old daughter were killed when the roof of the old house collapsed in Ibrahimpatnam on the outskirts of the city.

A doctor died of lightning while trying to drain water from his clinic in Banjara Hills on Wednesday morning. Two people were reported to have been swept away in the flash flood at Mylardevapalli in Falaknuma area, but no confirmation from the police was made.

Three people belonging to the same family died when they were sleeping deeply in the roof of the old house in Kumera village of Nagerkurnool district early Wednesday. Police said two others were moderately injured. The capital of Hyderabad received unprecedented rainfall in the last 24 hours and after 6 pm the intensity of rain increased and there was chaos throughout the night.

According to a bulletin of the State Disaster Management Authority, the Singapore Township area on the outskirts of the city received a maximum of 30.6 cm of rain in 12 hours till 10 pm. South Hastinapuram area received 28.3 cm of rain till 1 am. Other areas of the city recorded rainfall ranging from 11.5 cm to 20.5 cm.

The water level in the Hussain Sagar lake in the middle of the city crossed the Full Tank Level (FTL) on Tuesday evening and water started flowing on the city streets. At 6 pm, water level in Hussain Sagar was recorded at 513.59 meters as against 513.41 meters FTL.

Many low-lying areas were completely submerged in Begum Bazaar, Khairatabad, Begumpet, Tolichowki, Shekpet, Mehdipatnam, Cherlapally, Mallapur, Maula Ali. Stormwater entered several residential apartments in Somajiguda, Erram Manzil, Khairatabad and Vijayanagar Colony.

The teams of GHMC’s Disaster Response Force for rescue and relief measures have been provided to the people in waterlogged areas of Amirpet, Nagole, Abids, Mehdipatnam, Forum Mall, Goshamahal, CM Camp Office, Dilsukhnagar, Miyapur Metro Station ECIL, Secunderabad and other Was put into service to save.

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force also took action and rescued 74 people from the low-lying areas of Bandangpet area. An Indian Army helicopter was deployed in the Chandringutta area to evacuate people from submerged locations. GHMC deployed boats to evacuate people from their waterlogged homes in many places like Nadeem Colony.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, who had a telephonic conversation with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, directed the officials to remain on high alert for the next two days and ensure that the rescue operations are started on a war footing.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner Lokesh Kumar appealed to the people not to leave their homes unless there is an emergency. Giving a statement to the State Legislative Council, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said that 40 relief camps have been set up and food and water arrangements are being made for around 80,000 people.

Meanwhile, Telangana Power Transmission Corporation President D Prabhakar Rao said that all steps are being taken to prevent the power grid from failing due to the sudden drop in demand.


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