At least two people died after a portion of a building collapsed in Secunderabad on Monday night.
The incident occurred around 10.30 pm in the Chilkalguda area of the city.
Rescue operations were underway late into the night as officials removed the rubble.
The deceased have been identified as Akbar (40) and Wajid (28).
According to the police, Akbar ran a chicken shop on the ground floor of the building, where Wajid was an employee.
"The building was an old construction. It was built in 1940 and had one floor above the shop where no one lived," a police officer from the Chilkalguda police station told TNM.
Around 60 to 70 policemen who were on duty during the 'Bonalu' festival on Monday were rushed to help with the rescue operation.
2 dead after an old building collapsed in Secunderabad (Hyderabad) last night (Earlier spot visuals) pic.twitter.com/NciPIdyhtkâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2016