Unabated rains claim at least eight lives in Hyderabad (video)

Last Modified Wednesday, 14 October 2020 (16:45 IST)
Hyderabad:Telangana's capital city bore the brunt of unimaginable nature's fury following unabated heavy during the past three days leaving at least eight dead and throwing normal life out of gear.
Eight people including an infant were killed and four others critically hurt when a boundary wall collapsed in Mohammadnagar in the older part of the city late on Tuesday night.
Several residential colonies were waterlogged and water entered many houses and even the famous Balkampet temple was not spared which was under knee deep water owing to the incessant  rains said to be the heaviest recorded rainfall in recent decades in the city..Scores of roads in many parts of the city turned into cesspools disrupting traffic flow while several drains were overflowing following the heavy rains.
 
Police imposed traffic restrictions in many parts of the city as  roads were flooded following the heavy downpour.The authorities have declared a two-day general holiday on October 14 and 15 owing to the heavy spells of rain and the people were advised not to venture out of their homes unless it was important.
 
Several areas in the city were plunged into darkness last night as power supply was disrupted owing to the incessant rains which inundated a large number of power installations, transmission and distribution facilities forcing the authorities to switch off the facilities leading to power breakdown.
 
The gates of Himayatsagar reservoir on the city outskirts were opened due to  huge flood water and the water was being released into Musi river.Many parts of too being battered by heavy rains for the past few days  and as a result rivulets and other water bodies were brimming.
 
The weather office, meanwhile, said that light to moderate rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning were likely in the state for the next four days with heavy to very heavy spells at isolated places during the next 24 hours.The famous Nehru Zoological Park will remain closed for two days on October 14 and 15 due to waterlogging in the zoo following heavy rains.(UNI)

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