Heavy rainfall leaves 32 dead in Telangana; Hyd streets flooded
HYDERABAD: At least 23 people were killed in Telangana on Wednesday after a deep depression passed over the state, unleashing heavy rain and widespread destruction. Heavy rain was reported in Andhra Pradesh, north Karnataka and south Odisha.
Telangana’s capital city Hyderabad bore the brunt of the heavy downpour with many streets, especially in the Old City, turning into virtual rivers. As the situation turned critical, the Army was called in to help in rescue and relief operations.
The city reported at least 18 deaths, but go nment sources said the toll could rise given that there were a number of instances of people being washed away and not accounted for as yet.
Officials said at least eight people got washed away in swirling waters and were missing till late Wednesday evening. In one incident, a person in Barkas area of Old City was caught on camera getting washed away in rain water at high speed on the city road. The video went viral and was later rescued by police with the help of locals.
Hyderabad was cut off from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, with access becoming difficult on the national highways connecting Vijayawada and Bengaluru. Many parts of Hyderabad did not have electricity for 12-24 hours. This hit the city’s IT sector hard as nearly 20% of the techies lost broadband connections in the absence of power backup at home. Hyderabad’s IT sector has around 1,500 companies, employs nearly 6 lakh people and exports software worth over Rs 1.28 lakh crore. Nearly 95% employees of all IT companies in the city have been working from home since the pandemic started in March.
Wednesday went down as the rainiest day in the history of Greater Hyderabad, as the city received a month’s rain on a single day, bringing life to a crippling halt. The city and its outskirts recorded 324.5 mm rainfall in just 24 hours, according to the Telangana State Development Planning Society.
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Our state go nments ca not even manage a few hours' heavy rainfall- the plannings are so focused! This is because mostly illiterates and idiots are elected as legislatures
It's not the rains that keep everybody in suspense. But, it is the neglect of maintenance of drains, nalas and roads etc, that is responsible for this situation.
Most of the rain related havoc is due to non conservation of water! Most of the urban area has become a concrete jungle with little rain water harvesting!!
just ill prepared to meet nature's fury. long term solution needed to face such problems with immediate relief for common man .
Madan Mohan Siddhanthi
Idio0ts, it's a month's rain in a day and no city in the world can handle that.....
Umapathy Rao Kasturi
After getting the new go nment for over 6 years now and tall promises about City infrastructure such as roads drainage etc it is shocking to see that nothing has happened on the ground except making flyovers. Can the go nment and GHMC bring back those loved ones washed away on the City roads? How can GHMC face people?
Expect more of these types of disaster if rapid urbanization is done without proper long term environmental impact studies .
Just imagine Hyderabad could not sustain few hours of heavy rains and if it happens for days ?
Omega Psi Phi
Lack of urban planning. Encroachments. Unscientific construction. Hyderabads western IT corridor flood if one some as takes a p1ss.
These are Modi's smart cities.
There is no way for the storm water to drain out and this low lying areas were faced the brunt
Though the met department made heavy to very heavy rains, the civic authorities were sleeping
Ramesh T M
Nature's fury unleashed on hapless people
Illegal and unplanned construction everywhere leading to all this mess.
Once again Hyderabad seen the worst floods and the residents caught unaware and not prepared
This is what happens in cities, no proper planning for storm drainage, buildings are build anywhere and everywhere. Municipalities to be blamed for these.
This is nature's fury. Nobody can be blamed. Nobody can expect sudden hit of rain in the city. Our state go nments will wake up only after disaster. They never ready to tackle the situation immediately. Indian Army's help highly commendable at such juncture.
That is the price mankind is paying for disturbing ecology. Would man be able to confront nature's fury?
Tragic loss of precious lives! Global warming initiated climatic changes have wrought hell with unseasonal heavy rains across the globe.
When forecasts are available much earlier, it is the failure of the state go nment.
Very bad day for Hyderabad .....