While the depression in Bay Of Bengal continued its effect on the Telugu states, Hyderabad in the last 24 hours witnessed the highest rainfall ever. According to the reports from Indian Meteorological Department(IMD), Hayatnagar in GHMC limits recorded about 29.8-centimetre rainfall while Ghatkeswar at the outskirts reported around 32.3-centimeter rainfall.
Recorded as the all-time record in Hyderabad, around 35 places in the city more than 21 centimetres has been recorded. Meanwhile, the city lost 13 lives in various rain-related accidents while four others were critically injured. The dead also includes a 2-month-old infant.
#HyderabadRains I was at a spot inspection in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where a private boundary wall fell resulting in death of 9 people & injuring 2. On my from there, I gave a lift to stranded bus passengers in Shamshabad, now I'm on my way to Talabkatta & Yesrab Nagar… pic.twitter.com/EVQCBdNTvB
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) October 13, 2020
Nine among the 13 died in after a compound wall collapsed and fell on ten houses due to heavy rain late last night. While the incident happened at around 11pm on Tuesday, rescue teams rushed to the spot and extricated the bodies from the debris. The four injured were rushed to Osmania Hospital undergoing treatment.
How eerie and scary when a car with no driver inside starts moving, even changes direction and speeds away, because of the force of the flood waters; #ChaltheeKaNaamGaadi quips @Iamtssudhir, little you can do to stop it without risking your life #HyderabadRains @ndtv @ndtvindia pic.twitter.com/DhEhTCOuDw
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) October 13, 2020
On the other hand, life was thrown out of gear as over 24 hours of incessant rainfall left roads waterlogged and low-lying areas inundated. Several low-lying areas in Begum Bazar, Khairatabad, Begumpet, Tolichowki, Shaikpet, Mehdipatnam, Cherlapally, Mallapur, Moula Ali were completely submerged.
— Syed Akbar (@SyedAkbarTOI) October 9, 2020
The floodgates of the Himayat Sagar dam, that supplies water to Hyderabad, were opened late last night after the water levels rose. Osmania University has postponed all exams scheduled for today and tomorrow due to the rain.
— Syed Akbar (@SyedAkbarTOI) October 13, 2020