Hundreds of families were once again stranded in their homes after heavy showers lashed the city again on Saturday evening while several parts of the city were flooded. Hafeez Baba Nagar and Toli Chowki were reportedly amongst the worst-effected areas with several vehicles washed away.
The rains also again devastated areas like Moosa Nagar at the Chagerghat bridge, and Al Jubail Colony in the old city while Falaknuma Bridge was closed for the public after a portion of the road caved in due to heavy rains. Dramatic visuals from the city’s flooded streets made their way on to social media.
#Hyderabad– Sandbags being used to divert water. This video is from Gazia-e-millat colony(in old city) – where these bags were used to prevent the gushing water to enter into the colony. #Telangana #HyderabadFloods pic.twitter.com/4HoKhpdFm0
— Rishika Sadam (@RishikaSadam) October 17, 2020
According to the official data released by the state government on Sunday, over 35,309 families across the city were stranded in their homes with rain waters flooding the streets. Various videos showing waiting for help from the terraces surfaced online while many tagged minister KTR and official handle of GHMC on social media.
GHMC Lokesh Kumar claimed that over 2,100 effected families were evacuated to safe places while 2,800 worth food and blankets were given to the affected families so far. Meanwhile, the death toll released by the state government welcomed criticism over hinting the real numbers.