14 die as rains throw life out of gear in the state

Vehicles parked on the road are seen submerged in Hyderabad.

At least 14 persons died in a single day due to incessant rains across the state on Tuesday. Out of which 11 persons died in Hyderabad city and 3 in NagarKurnool. The incessant rains caused due to depression in the Bay of Bengal that crossed Narsapur coast near Kakinada on Monday night.


According to the unconfirmed reports at least 9 members died in a single-family buried alive after their old-house collapsed due to rains on Tuesday night. The incident reportedly occurred in Gousia Nagar colony in Chandrayangutta area. Four others said to have been injured and are being shifted to the hospital for treatment.

The civic life went completely out of gear at several places with many low lying areas getting either submerged or inundated giving a tough time to the residents and the rescue teams. Hundreds of vehicles including, bikes, cars, buses and even lorries laden with heavy-loads either swept away or have been submerged in the waters.

The police emergency number Dial 100, and the GHMC DRF wings have flooded with frantic calls from various parts. The police with the help of locals rescued the residents of Chandrayangutta locality using lifeboats. At least 50 people who were stranded travelling in two buses were also rescued on the main road after their buses got stuck in the swirling waters which were almost submerged in the waters.

The water outlets have been opened at tank bund and Himayat Sagar as they reached full reservoir levels forcing HMWSSB authorities to open 13 flood gates out of 17 in Himayatsagar

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation in the state ordered the officials to be on high alert. Subsequently, the Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and DGP Mahendar Reddy had a telecon with all District Collectors and Superintendents of police and took stock of the situation. CS said the state received 20 CM of rainfall in one single day alone yesterday.

The GHMC staff are seen clearing waterlogging, fallen trees, restoration of electric poles and disruption of power supply etc at several places in the city. Special attention has been given to low-level bridges and causeways. But still, the number of cases of inundation, submersion etc have been reported.

Rains giving tough time to villagers in rural areas as rivers, rivulets, streams, Nalas, drains overflowing across the state.