Heavy rain pummels Hyderabad; one dead

Heavy downpour, accompanied by a thunderstorm for over three hours in the evening, inundated roads, bringing the traffic to a grinding halt during the peak hours.

Heavy rain pummels Hyderabad; one dead
Pic Courtesy: IANS

Hyderabad: Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rain lashed Hyderabad for several hours this evening.

One man was killed in a rain-related incident in Old City area, according to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy has advised people to venture out as per the rain updates on Met department website.

According to a Met official, 67.6 mm of rainfall was recorded in the city from around 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM. The rainfall was mainly due to the monsoon.

The downpour led to inundation of several low-lying areas and traffic moved at a snail's pace due to water-logging at different places in the city.

The GHMC said its personnel has been pressed into service to flush out stagnated water and to take up other relief works.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who spoke to GHMC Commissioner and the city police commissioner, urged the official machinery to be on alert throughout the night, a release from Rao's office said.

He directed the officials to take up relief works and respond to problems wherever they occurred, it said.

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