11 killed as heavy rain batters parts of Telangana

At least 11 people have died in Telangana following incessant rains that lashed several parts of the state, leading to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas.

Nine persons died when a boundary wall collapsed in Mohammedia Hills in Bandlaguda due to the heavy rains in Hyderabad in the past two days, Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted on Wednesday.

“HyderabadRains, I was at a spot inspection in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where a private boundary wall fell resulting in death of 9 people & injuring 2. On my from there, I gave a lift to stranded bus passengers in Shamshabad, now I’m on my way to Talabkatta & Yesrab Nagar,” he tweeted.

Some boulders fell on the compound walls of two houses, killing eight people on the spot and injuring four persons. The injured are being treated, a police official said.

In a separate incident, a 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter died after the roof of their old house collapsed in Ibrahimpatnam area Hyderabadon Tuesday due to heavy rains, police said.

Normal life was thrown out of gear at various places in Telangana on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed the state, leading to water-logging in different localities in Hyderabad and other parts of the state. 

Rivulets and other water bodies were in spate in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district in the state, following heavy rains and administration has advised people not to travel on or cross such rivulets and inundated roads.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar told district collectors and police officials that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao enquired about the heavy rains situation in the state.

The chief minister directed that the administration in districts should be on high alert, an official release issued late on Tuesday night quoted the chief secretary as saying.

The chief secretary urged the district collectors to remain alert and strictly follow the flood protocol communicated earlier.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said he has spoken to an National Disaster Response Force official and kept a team ready for flood assistance.

Two more teams were scheduled to reach Hyderabad by Tuesday night to assist in relief measures in Hyderabad and elsewhere in Telangana, Reddy said in a release late on Tuesday night.

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