Seven, including 4 children, killed in rain-related incidents in Hyderabad
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.india Updated: Aug 31, 2016 15:26 IST
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.
First Published: Aug 31, 2016 15:26 IST