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The second wave of floods hit parts of Hyderabad as the rains returned




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Hyderabad: A new magic of heavy night rain caused flooding Sunday in parts of the city and left three people dead in separate rain-related incidents just days after it saw one of the worst dives in recent years after an unprecedented rainfall in over a century, police and civilian officials said.

The recent rains since Saturday evening led to lakes and other water bodies that flooded floodwaters flooding several low-lying areas, including parts of the city affected last week, here and the suburbs, they said.

A total of 37,409 families were affected in various localities that were flooded in the city due to the recent floods and equipment and blankets were distributed among them, said a statement from GHMC.

Disaster Response Force personnel, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation staff and police went into action as of Saturday evening themselves, evacuating marooned.

The basements of some apartment complexes were flooded by rainwater and people were seen walking up to their knees in some areas.

A video showed vehicle bounces washing in a flooded street.

At least three people, including two children, died in rain-related incidents reported from different parts of the city over the past 24 hours here, police and civilian officials said.

A five-year-old girl died early Sunday in a wall collapse while a four-year-old boy died after falling into a pit at a construction site that was filled with rainwater and a middle-aged man was electrocuted on Saturday. in the evening, they said even when the Met office forecast more rain by Oct. 21.

Meanwhile, the bodies of two people, including a seven-year-old boy and a 32-year-old, who were left in the Gaganpahad area here and in the Sangareddy district after heavy rains were found on Sunday, a senior police official told PT I.

The man driving a car was washed away by the rapid floods on the evening of October 13 and various teams were engaged to find him and after a five-day operation the car was found under mud along with the man’s body, the official said.

In Hayathnagar here, several locals, including women, confronted local TRS corporation Tirumal Reddy when he visited several flood-affected areas on Sunday, accusing him of neglecting their complaints about a drain violation .

They said the drain blockage resulted in water entering their homes.

Heavy rains early last week had wreaked havoc in parts of the state, including the city, taking over 50 lives and leaving hundreds of homes in low-lying areas under water.

The state capital bore the brunt as a depression threw the heaviest rains (nearly 20cm) since 1916 to October on Tuesday and caused flooding.

The rains have been reduced since Wednesday with flood water receding in most parts while the government in a preliminary estimate had tied losses to over 5,000 springs.

However, as of Saturday evening some parts of the city and neighboring districts were again hit by torrential rains with Saroornagar in the adjacent Rangareddy district recording a maximum of 16.9 cm while Hyderabad Airport 7.2 cm.

On Sunday, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar said they began steps to restore normalcy in the areas affected by the latest forecast and intensified relief work.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar visited the flood-hit localities and said police together with GHMC officials rescued those trapped in their homes and evacuated them to safety.

The Cyberbad Commissioner of the Sajjanar Police VC also visited various areas and supervised the relief work.

“DRF is working tirelessly to save citizens from flooded areas. Floods and tree felling are being cleared to restore normalcy in the city. Teams working on a 24X7 basis in the wake of continuous rain. Citizens can call 040-29555500 for help of DRF and we will participate as soon as possible, “tweeted GHMC Vishwaji Kampati, Director of Vigilance and Disaster Management.

The GHMC commissioner said the pumps were being used to drain water from the basements and cellars of some residential complexes and other premises of the building adding that civilian staff were also cleaning stagnant water in the streets.

In anticipation of heavy rains as a precaution, citizens staying in low-lying areas were being evacuated, GHMC officials said.
A special effort to demolish the demolished structures continued by GHMC officials and citizens living in such structures were asked to voluntarily vacate the buildings to protect their lives from the risk of collapse and to cooperate with the GHMC in taking action. further.

Citizens were also asked to come forward and inform if any destroyed structure is in danger, she said.

The special trip was taking place to clean up the rubbish and debris of collapsed houses that had been piled up in the drain and on the street.

On October 15, the state government had said 50 died due to heavy rains and flooding.

The Meteorological Department of India has warned that lightning-accompanied storms are more likely to occur in isolated locations above Telangana and heavy rain is most likely in isolated locations from Sunday to October 21st.

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