Over 2,000 rescued as incessant rains cripple Telangana; loss of life toll nears 50

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Hyderabad: Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge submerged with floodwater following heavy rain, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

Over 2,000 individuals who have been affected by the inundation attributable to incessant rains have been rescued, evacuated in Hyderabad and Rangareddy by the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) on Thursday. Moreover, 4 self-contained NDRF groups have been deployed throughout the town.

“Continued heavy rainfall in Hyderabad and surrounding cities from the previous few days led to flooding and waterlogging. 4 self-contained NDRF groups have been deployed within the metropolis and are working within the flood-affected areas. Immediately until three pm, NDRF groups have evacuated greater than 2,000 individuals to safer locations,” an announcement mentioned.

It added that NDRF groups have been relentlessly engaged in rescue and evacuation operations in coordination with state and district administration.

Moreover, as many as 109 groups of the NDRF comprising trendy rescue gear have been deployed in numerous components of the nation throughout floods and different emergencies, out of which, 24 absolutely geared up groups have been deployed broadly in Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

“NDRF rescuers are strictly following the protecting pointers and protocols amid COVID-19 and utilizing PPE, masks, face protect, sanitizer, handwash, and different protecting gear. Director-Common of the NDRF is carefully monitoring the scenario around the clock and is in shut contact with involved authorities and stakeholders,” it added. 

In the meantime, no less than 50 individuals died within the torrential rains and flash floods in Telangana in the previous few days, the state authorities mentioned on Thursday.

Eleven of the deaths have been reported from the Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) space, officers mentioned at a evaluation assembly held by Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao, an official launch mentioned.

Citing preliminary estimates, Rao mentioned the state suffered losses to the tune of over Rs 5,000 crore within the heavy rains that led to flooding of a number of low-lying areas on Wednesday with the state capital being the worst hit.

He has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to launch Rs 1,350 crore instantly for aid and rehabilitation works, the discharge added. 

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