The capital of Telangana, Hyderabad received torrential rains on Saturday evening and night as well, due to which there was heavy waterlogging in many parts of Greater Hyderabad. The situation became such that the streets started looking like flood and cars were seen flowing in the fast stream of water on the roads. Many pictures of the flood are coming out on social media. NewsBust has also captured a similar scene in the camera. In this one-minute video, an auto rickshaw and a car are seen flowing in a strong stream of water. People are trying to save the car but they fail.
Meanwhile, officials have confirmed to NewsBust that several areas of the city have been flooded due to the dam collapse of the Balapur lake last night. This is the third lake in Hyderabad whose dam has broken due to heavy rains in the last one week. The city received more than 150 mm of rain on Saturday evening, 190 mm of rain was recorded on Tuesday. The video shared on social media saw more than 2 feet of water on the roads.
In another dramatic scene, a car was seen pulling a car from a JCB machine on a water-filled road in Abdullapurmet on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Please tell that at least 50 people have died due to heavy rains and floods in Hyderabad, while thousands of crores of property have been damaged. More than 150 mm of rain has been recorded in many areas. Due to this, the traffic system in those areas has collapsed.
Vishwajit Kampati, director of vigilance and disaster management of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, said in a tweet that the Disaster Response Force is constantly working to clear the water logging. The Meteorological Office of Hyderabad said that light to moderate rain or thunderstorms are likely to occur in some parts of the city on Sunday, while one or two places may receive heavy rains.
Apart from Telangana, heavy rains have also caused havoc in neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao said on Saturday that flood affected families are being identified, ration kits are being provided to them by the government.