Heavy rains lash Hyderabad, massive traffic jams at various locations


Telangana Due to Heavy Rain Fall in Hyderabad  One person died of electrocution at Osmangunj, while another person was washed away in a Nala and three persons were injured after heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds swept across the city on Thursday. Trees and electric poles were uprooted, roads inundated, traffic flow affected and power cables broken after the rains and winds hit the city around 4 pm.

Faluknama police booked a missing case. GHMC officials said the victim went close to the nala despite locals warning him. “The nala is covered but has vents for water flow, and he must have gone near the vent and slipped into it,” said B Suman Rao, GHMC deputy commissioner, Falaknuma circle.

The rains and thunderstorm led to massive traffic snarls in places such as Secunderabad, Begumpet, Khairatabad, Punjagutta, etc. Trees were uprooted as well. The traffic jam in Punjagutta was exacerbated by one such uprooted tree. Several motorists were caught unaware and had to take shelter in places such as bus stops and under store awnings. Many took to social media to warn others and asked them to stay safe.

Commissioner Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy visited Red Hills, Vijay Nagar colony and other areas where trees have fallen due to heavy rains and personally monitored the relief work where the emergency teams have removed the uprooted trees which were obstructing vehicular traffic. The Commissioner directed all the deputy commissioners and Engineers and emergency teams to keep a constant vigil and remain alert to tackle the emergency situations.

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