NEW DELHI: Twelve people have died and several injured in Telangana in rain related incidents, following incessant rainfall that lashed different parts of the state, leading to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas. Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has been monitoring the rescue efforts in the city. Civic authorities have asked people not to venture out of their homes in view of the rains.
Here are the top developments:
- Telangana government declares holiday for all offices, private institutions for October 14 and October 15.
- In its weather forecast, the Met department said thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana on Wednesday. Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places including Hyderabad on Wednesday and Thursday, it added.
- Due to collapse of the embankment of a lake near Shamshabad, the National Highway 44 has been cut-off.
- Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday expressed concerns over the damage caused due to heavy rains in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Odisha. The Vice President sympathised with those affected by the excessive rains and urged all the people to follow the administration’s directions to stay safe.
- All exams under the jurisdiction of Osmania University scheduled on 14 and 15 October are postponed due to torrential rains. Exams from 16 October will be conducted as per timetable. Schedule of postponed exams will be informed shortly,” said Controller of Examinations, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
- Civic authorities and police officials have asked people not to venture out of their homes in view of the rains. GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar urged those living in dilapidated buildings and sheds to vacate the premises. He said temporary accommodation has been provided at community halls.
- Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has instructed the officials of all district administrations to remain on high alert. “Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao enquired about the heavy rains situation in the state. He directed the administration in districts to be on high alert, he was quoted as saying in a release on Tuesday night.
- According to official data, from 8.30 am to 2100 hours on Tuesday, Singapur Township in Medchal Malkajgiri district received 292.5 mm rainfall, followed by 250.8 mm at Verkat Palle in Yadadri-Bhongir district. Several localities in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits received very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, official sources said. The provisional average rainfall in GHMC was 98.9 mm.
- Police teams and personnel of Disaster Response Force (DRF) of GHMC and NDRF evacuated several families from different localities that were flooded, even as rescue efforts were on in many other areas.
- As many as 33 passengers of a state-run bus were rescued after the vehicle got stuck owing to waterlogging on a road at Uppal, police said.
- Rivulets and other water bodies were in spate in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district in the state, following heavy rains and the administration has advised people not to travel on or cross such rivulets and inundated roads.
- Ten people, including a toddler, died in two wall collapse incidents in Chandrayangutta police station limits. A senior police official said huge boulders rolled down a hill and crashed into two houses at Chandrayangutta late Tuesday night, killing eight people and injuring three.
- In another incident, a 40-year-old woman and her daughter died after the roof of their house fell on them at Ibrahimpatnam area here, police said on Wednesday. Two more deaths were reported on Wednesday morning from the area, the official said. The injured are being treated at a hospital.
(With inputs from agencies)