Heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of Hyderabad and its suburbs for the fourth consecutive day as water entered residential areas, submerged parking lots in commercial complexes and flooded the streets.
Storm water drains overflowed and water entered residential colonies in Nizampet, Balanagar and Alwal on Wednesday.
Parking lots in several commercial complexes had submerged while roads turned into rivers with three to four feet water.
People were confined to apartments in some flooded areas like Bhandari Layout in Nizampet.
Vendors were seen throwing drinking water and milk packets to those on first floor on Wednesday.
As heavy rains inundated the roads, there were traffic snarls in many key industrial, commercial and residential areas in almost all parts of the city.
Rivulets in Guntur district started overflowing on Wednesday. The water has flooded housing colonies in Sattenapalli town and nearby villages. Revenue officials have made arrangements to provide drinking water and food packets to the affected people.
Five persons were on Thursday killed in Guntur in rain related accidents.
Three were washed away in the Kuppaganji rivulet near Chilakaluripet.
One person was killed by lightning at Brahmanapalli village near Piduguralla, while another was killed when an uprooted tree fell on him.
Several express and passenger trains between Guntur and Secunderabad had to be stopped at several places as flood waters flowed over railway tracks.
Many passenger trains were cancelled on Nadikudi-Guntur section also.
About 40 passengers of an APSRTC bus were rescued after it was stuck midstream on a causeway at Krosuru as flood water gushed in from Utukuru rivulet. Locals used ropes to rescue the stranded passengers.
Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in the Palnadu region for rescue and relief operations.