At least seven persons including four children were killed on Wednesday in two separate rain-related incidents in the city following heavy downpour, which caused water-logging and brought traffic to a standstill in most parts of the city.
Four members of a family including two kids and their parents died after a wall collapsed on their hut at Ramanthapur area, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Malkajgiri Zone) E Ramachandra Reddy told PTI, adding the victims were sleeping when the incident occurred.
In another incident, three members of a family including a woman and her two daughters died when the roof of their house collapsed in Bholakpur area, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) VB Kamalhasan Reddy said.
Hyderabad: Heavy rainfall brings down a part of a building in Bholakpur area of Musheerabad, 2 critically injured. pic.twitter.com/JTBfRd6uk6— ANI (@ANI_news) August 31, 2016
Another building collapsed at Lal Darwaja in Old City, but no one was injured.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy instructed officials that people staying in old and dilapidated buildings be evacuated immediately.
Due to heavy rains water-logging was reported at several places and GHMC teams were clearing stagnated points at Nampally, Secunderabad station, Khairatabad and other areas.
Following heavy rains, massive traffic congestions were reported between L B Nagar to Malakpet, Moosarambagh, Yakutpura, Uppal, Tarnaka, various localities under Secunderabad, Secretariat, Mehdipatnam, Lakadi-ka-Pul, Punjagutta among other areas.
Office goers had a tough time commuting to work with several roads overflowing while many residential areas in low-lying areas also got inundated due to heavy rains.
Due to heavy rains and water-logging at Hyderabad and Secunderabad area, 10 local trains between Hyderabad-Lingampalli were cancelled and 3 services between Hyderabad-Lingampalli were partially cancelled.
On restoration of normalcy, four special trains were run between Hyderabad-Lingampalli to help ferry stranded passengers, South Central Railway officials said.
Amberpet received maximum rainfall of 118 mm in the city. Telangana Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma was monitoring the situation.