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Hyderabad Flood: 30 Deaths Reported As Heavy Rain Triggers In Telangana, Including 15 In Hyderabad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, or KCR, and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, Jaganmohan Reddy, whose state was similarly affected yesterday
Hyderabad Floods: 30 Deaths Reported As Heavy Rain Triggers In Telangana, Including 15 In Hyderabad
New Dehi: On Wednesday after heavy rain wrought havoc across Telangana thirty people have died leaving roads look alike rivers, the car completely submerged in water.
Whereas as many as 15 deaths were reported alone from Hyderabad among those two-month-old baby and nine others died after a compound wall collapsed and fell on 10 houses during heavy overnight rain.
On Wednesday PM Modi spoke to the Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Jaganmohan Reddy whose state was similarly affected yesterday, assuring them of all the possible support.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said he is "closely monitoring the situation in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (and that the) Modi government is committed to providing all possible assistance to the people of both the states in this hour of need". "My thoughts and prayers are with those affected," he said.
Also in horrifying visuals from Hyderabad's Barkas, a man was seen being swept away by the floods. Two poeple who managed to find shelter in the nearly elevated path could be seen watching helplessly as the man was dragged away by the current.
As per the news agency PTI, later the man was safely rescued with help from the police and locals.
Also, PTI reports that in the posh Banjara Hills area of Hyderabad, a 49-year-old man who ran a naturopathy clinic was electrocuted trying to remove water from the basement of his flooded home.
At least five people have been reported missing and the search is on.
The power supply suspended in other parts as a precaution. The Telangana Urban development Minister, KT Rama Rao held a meeting with the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited(TSSPDCL) and urged the restoration of electricity supply as soon as possible.
Thousands of acres of farmlands were also submerged.
The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and Army have both been called in to help with relief and rescue efforts.
The Telangana government has declared a holiday for all the government offices and private institutions for Wednesday and Thursday and urged people to stay indoors unless there was an emergency.
Yesterday the rainfall ranging from 11 cm to 24 cm was recorded at more than a hundred locations in Andra Pradesh as per the Met Department.