Hyderabad Flood: Loss of life toll touches 15; Military, NDRF be part of reduction work

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Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge submerged with floodwater following heavy rain, in Hyderabad.

The Indian Military and Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) on Wednesday joined rescue and reduction work within the flood-affected areas of Hyderabad. On the request of the state authorities, the Military took up rescue and reduction works in Bandlaguda, one of many worst-affected areas within the outdated metropolis of Hyderabad.

Military personnel had been seen evacuating folks from inundated areas.

In accordance with a press release from the Defence Ministry, many stranded folks have been evacuated and displaying humanitarian values, the Military additionally distributed a lot of meals packets to folks affected by the floods.

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Rescue operation being carried out for locals to maneuver them to safer locations following heavy rain, at Al Jubail colony in Hyderabad, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

Military medical groups accompanying the columns are offering important first-aid and medical reduction to the stranded folks, the assertion added.

NDRF groups had been additionally actively concerned in rescue and reduction works. They rescued 72 folks from flood-hit Meerpet space on town outskirts.

Heavy rains on Tuesday evening triggered unprecedented floods within the metropolis and suburbs, claiming a minimum of 15 lives in separate rain associated incidents.

Whereas 9 folks died in home collapse, six others had been washed away in flood water.

An estimated 1,500 colonies had been submerged as a result of extraordinarily heavy rainfall.

Boats had been deployed to rescue folks from some inundated areas resembling Nadeem Colony in Toli Chowki.

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Rescue operation being carried out for locals to maneuver them to safer locations following heavy rain, at Al Jubail colony in Hyderabad.

Roads become lakes, bringing vehicular visitors to a halt. Autos had been additionally stranded on highways to Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Warangal and Srisailam.

Scary visuals emerged from flooded areas displaying floating automobiles, streets turning into streams and other people on rooftops ready for assist.

Overflowing lakes, nalas and even drainages led to extreme waterlogging. A whole lot of automobiles had been broken as water crammed the cellars of buildings in affected areas.

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Floodwater gushes by a road following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad.

For a second consecutive evening, many areas within the metropolis and suburbs remained with out electrical energy.

Longer energy outages disrupted cellular and Web connectivity, inflicting extreme inconveniences to residents.

The Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) mentioned 1.5 lakh meals packets had been offered to folks in flood-hit areas.

In accordance with the GHMC assertion, six folks died within the floods whereas 121 localities and 20,540 houses had been inundated.

GHMC deployed members of 360 its Catastrophe Response Drive (DRF) and opened 61 reduction camps the place 684 folks have taken shelter.

State ministers Okay. T. Rama Rao and T. Srinivas Yadav, Better Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Deputy Mayor Baba Fasihuddin, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, metropolis MLAs and corporators visited varied affected areas to oversee rescue and reduction work.

Earlier, Rama Rao advised the State Legislative Council that regardless of issuing notices folks weren’t vacating dilapidated homes, resulting in incidents of home collapse.

He mentioned the municipal authorities would resort to forcible eviction, if vital, with the assistance of police.

The minister additionally held an emergency assembly with officers from Better Hyderabad Municipal Company and different departments to take inventory of the scenario.

He requested DGP Mahender Reddy and all Police Commissioners of Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda to proactively monitor inundated areas/roads and guarantee acceptable visitors diversions are in place. He requested the officers to make sure meals, water, and different necessities can be found at reduction shelters.

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