Heavy overnight rain left several parts of Hyderabad flooded, days after deadly downpour left at least 50 people dead and caused damage worth thousands of crores in Telangana. The Balanagar Lake in the state capital breached its boundaries last night, causing huge flash floods in nearby areas.
Frightening visuals showed vehicles being swept away as streets got submerged in water, and massive downpour caused huge damage in the state capital and nearby areas. This morning, videos showed people on their rooftops after floodwater entered their houses.
Due to the rains old Kurnool road towards airport from pvnr expressway is having waterflow over road. All public going towards airport/Bangalore or coming from airport/Bangalore to city are advised to use outer ring road,” Prakash Reddy, DCP Shamshabad, tweeted.
In a minute-long clip, an auto rickshaw and a car were seen being swept away as locals tried to stop the vehicles from being washed away. Another dramatic visual from Abdullapurmet, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, showed a car at a flooded street being pulled away.
Some areas in the city received more than 150 mm rain through the day, just a little short of the 190 mm reported on Tuesday.
The Disaster Response Force (DRF) personnel of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were continuously working on the field clearing water stagnations and inundations and all possible measures were being initiated in view of the rainfall, Vishwajit Kampati, Director, Vigilance and Disaster Management of GHMC, said in a tweet.