Low-lying colonies evacuated as heavy rainfalls lashed parts of Hyderabad

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As Hyderabad witnessed a second bout of heavy rainfall on Saturday evening barely days after torrential rainfall devastated the capital city of Telangana earlier this week, it led to traffic snarls and water-logging in several areas of Hyderabad city.

Here are five components of the story:

  • Two more people have died in rain-related incidents in Hyderabad on Sunday.
  • Many residential areas like Hafiz Baba Nagar, Omer Colony Nabeel Colony and other adjoining areas have been inundated.
  • Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar said that evacuation is being carried out in low-lying areas. “Inundation of low-lying colonies Hafiz baba nagar, Phoolbagh, Omar Colony, Indra Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Rajiv Nagar. Please cooperate with Police in evacuation exercise,” Commissioner Kumar added.
  • Singapur Township in Telangana’s Medchal Malkajgiri district received 157.3 mm of rainfall on Saturday. Bandlaguda near Uppal in Hyderabad city followed with 153 mm of rain.
  • Parts of 500-year-old Golconda fort have also been damaged by the incessant rainfall.
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