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Hyderabad, Telangana Rain Deaths Rise To 50, Damages Estimated To Be Rs 6,000 Crore

Extreme rain over a couple of hours on Tueasday in Hyderabad left a number of areas inundated.


When Hyderabad’s lanes and roads became rivers on Tuesday, 9 members of a household had been washed away. Three our bodies have been recovered and a search is on for 5 others together with a toddler. The solely survivor is 55-year-old Mohd Abdul Tahir Qureshi.

Mr Qureshi and his household of eight others had been making an attempt to cross over to their neighbour’s residence throughout the highway after they had been swept away by the deluge. Tahir Qureshi held on to a tree greater than a kilometre from his residence and survived.

Theirs is among the many horrifying accounts of loss and struggling which can be rising in Telangana, two days after a devastating spell of rain and floods, as authorities stated a minimum of 50 folks had misplaced their lives and damages had been estimated to be round Rs 6,000 crore.

Extreme rain over few hours that has been described as unprecedented and a 117-year-high for a single October day in Hyderabad left a number of areas inundated. At least 31 folks died within the Greater Hyderabad space alone.

The physique of a postman, who fell into floodwater on Tuesday whereas on obligation, was fished out from a lake on Thursday, the police instructed information company PTI.

Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao held a gathering to evaluate the injury and has written to Prime Minister Nagendra Modi to launch Rs 1,350 crore instantly for aid and rehabilitation work, a authorities assertion stated.

Rescue operations continued even on Thursday as a rain-less sky introduced some aid and the water began receding in most elements of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits although some localities remained flooded.

State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar stated that aid groups had been working to pump out water from inundated areas and to revive regular visitors, two days after the rain flooded roads, homes and toppled parked automobiles.

Authorities expressed considerations concerning the outbreak of illness, a spike in coronavirus infections and for the protection of these in dilapidated buildings and development websites.

Around 44,000 folks have been put up in 64 aid camps and 45,000 meals packets had been supplied, the information launch quoted him as saying.

(With inputs from PTI)

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