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Heavy Rains Lash Hyderabad, Two People Washed Away

Roads and the low lying areas are inundated with water in Telangana, Hyderabad.

Heavy rainfall has disrupted normal life in Hyderabad. (Photo/ANI)

Hyderabad (Telangana): Two people washed away in the drainage after heavy rains lashed Vanasthalipuram region of Hyderabad on Friday. K Purushottam, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Vanasthalipuram said, “Two people have been washed away after drainages overflowed due to heavy rains. The rescue team is searching for them.”

Heavy rainfall lashed many parts of Hyderabad city. Roads and the low lying areas are inundated with water. Nalas in Vanasthalipuram and Kukatpally have overflowed due to heavy rains.

Earlier, Minister of State G Kishan Reddy had also visited flood-affected areas and said, “Today and tomorrow, a five-member team from the central government will assess the damage and send a report to the Centre. Relief and assistance will be given based on the report.”

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Over 37,000 people have been rescued from flood-affected areas of Hyderabad, while 33 people have died due to the inundation caused by incessant rain over the past week, KT Rama Rao, Minister of Urban Development and Municipal Administration informed on Monday. 

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and squall will reach over isolated places of Odisha, Konkan, Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Puducherry and Karaikal. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.

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