15 people killed in severe water-logging in Telengana
At least 15 people have died in rain-related incidents in Telangana. The unpredicted rainfall in the state has brought a standstill in the normal life of the people.
The state government urged the people to remain indoors as several areas in Hyderabad and suburbs remained under water. Police teams and personnel of the Disaster Response Force (DRF) of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are carrying out the rescue operations in many areas.
Hyderabad and some other parts of the state received heavy rain under the impact of the Deep Depression which originated in the Bay of Bengal.
According to reports, as far as 15 deaths are confirmed, 10 people, including a toddler died in two wall collapse incidents in Chandrayangutta area, three members of a family died in a house collapse in Gaganpahad, and a woman and her 15-year-old daughter died after the roof of their old house collapsed in Ibrahimpatnam area.
The rain washed away part of the highway linking the city to the airport.
Thirty cars and trucks were washed away when a lake in the city overflowed, district administrator Amoy Kumar said.
The heavy rain in Hyderabad, caused by a deep depression in Bay of Bengal, broke a record set 20 years ago. It caused flooding in low lying areas of the city, where authorities used boats to evacuate people.
More than 9.6 million people across South Asia have been affected by severe floods this year, with hundreds of thousands struggling to get food and medicine.
About 550 people have died in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, while millions have been displaced from their homes since the flooding began in June.