Officials said it was a cloudburst over the city as some areas recorded 7 cm to 12 cm rainfall.

In Pictures Hyderabad struggles as heavy rains lash city Image Credit: Twitter/ArunEadelli
news Infrastructure Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 11:54

Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad on Monday night killing two persons, including a child, and injuring two when a wall collapsed in Singadikunta area in Banjara Hills. One person died of electrocution in Hussaini Alam in the old city area.

Officials said it was a cloudburst over the city as some areas recorded 7 cm to 12 cm rainfall. The heavy rain inundated several low-lying colonies. 

People returning home from their workplaces were caught in long traffic snarls. Techies were stranded in a long traffic jam in Madhapur, which houses many software giants.

With water levels rising sharply at few places, some people left stranded in their cars had to be rescued.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) pressed its emergency teams into service to clear the roads by pumping out the flood water. 

According to Hyderabad MeT office, the heavy downpour was caused by thunderstorm activity resulting from upper air circulation lying over Rayalaseema and upper air trough running from Odisha to Kerala across Telangana.

As the city's roads turned into rivers, irked residents took to social media. 

 

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