Hyderabad rains: 11 people killed, several injured as torrential rains wreak havoc in city; Telangana govt declares two-day holiday

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Following heavy rains, there were power cuts in various parts of Hyderabad from Tuesday night

At least 11 people have been killed and several sustained injuries in Hyderabad following incessant rains that lashed the city, leading to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, the Telangana government on Wednesday declared two-day holiday in the state for the private and government institutions in the wake of torrential rains that wreaked havoc in different parts of Hyderabad.

Eight persons, including a child, were killed and three persons sustained injuries after a boulder fell on their house at the Bandlaguda area of Hyderabad.

In another incident, three people crushed to death after wall of a house collapsed on them in Gaganpahad area of Shamshabad in Hyderabad on Tuesday night, following heavy rainfall in the city, said police.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that nine people were killed in Mohammedia Hills of Bandlaguda area after a wall collapse.

“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.

MAUD minister KT Rama Rao said that the state government would take all necessary measures to provide relief to the affected people and ordered all homeless to be shifted to GHMC Night Shelter immediately.

On Wednesday, the state government declared two-day holiday on Wednesday and Thursday due to heavy rains and flood in Hyderabad.

“In view of incessant rains, state govt has declared a holiday today & tomorrow for all private institutions /offices / non essential services within ORR with work from Home advisory! People are advised to stay indoors unless it’s an emergency,” said Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration and Urban Development) Arvind Kumar in a tweet.

Following heavy rains, there were power cuts in various parts of Hyderabad from Tuesday night.

Kumar said, "@TsspdclCorporat had disconnected power supply in most parts yesterday as measure of abundant caution, in order to avoid eventualities & it’s being restored depending upon colony conditions. Kindly bear as it’s for public safety."

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