50 die due to rain, floods in Telangana

International Desk
16 October 2020, Fri
Published: 07:48

50 die due to rain, floods in Telangana

More than 50 people have died in torrential rains in Telangana, the state government said on Thursday, PTI reported. 

The deaths include nine people who died in a wall collapse in Hyderabad’s Old City area late on Tuesday. As many as 11 have died in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area, officials said at a meeting held by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

In neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, 10 people were killed in rain-related incidents over a period of 48 hours, PTI reported.

Telangana Chief Minister Rao pegged the state’s loss due to rain and floods at Rs 5,000 crore, reported News18. 

He has asked the Centre to release Rs 1,350 crore immediately for the rehabilitation and relief works.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured them that the Centre will provide them all possible assistance.

The incessant downpour led to wall collapses in several places in Hyderabad and submerged low lying-areas. 

The city has been receiving incessant downpour over the last three days. Hyderabad recorded 191.8 millimetres of rain in 24 hours till 8.30 am on Wednesday, according to The Indian Express. 

This is the highest rainfall that the city has received in month of October since 1903.

The Indian Army was called in to help with relief and rescue operations in Hyderabad on Wednesday, according to ANI.