Water-logging disrupts normal life in Hyderabad, army conducts survey in Alwal, Uppal areas

| Updated: Sep 24, 2016 20:15 IST

Hyderabad (Telangna) [India], Sept. 24 (ANI): In the wake of a heavy downpour causing water-logging in many parts of Hyderabad, the army and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in Hyderabad conducted a survey in Alwal and Uppal areas to assess the situation. Heavy rains threw life out of gear in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as the death toll in both the states has increased to thirteen with nine deaths being reported in Andhra Pradesh and four in Telangana. At least seven people have died and two have been declared missing following heavy rains and a flood-like situation in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, yesterday. Having so far received 42.6 mm of rainfall, Mangalagiri in Guntur district has been declared as the worst-affected area. Several villages and colonies in Guntur, Prakasam, Krishna and Kurnool districts are inundated. Heavy rains also lashed East and West Godavari districts on Thursday, resulting in rain water flowing onto roads. In Guntur district's Sattenapalli and Narsaraopet areas, vehicular traffic came to a standstill. The Met Department has forecasted further heavy to very heavy showers across Andhra Pradesh in the next 24 to 48 hours. The southwest monsoon has been active over Andhra Pradesh and this has affected communication links at many places. The Basavamma Vagu, Eddu Vagu streams have overflowed onto the Guntur-Hyderabad highway. Revenue officials are providing relief to people in inundated areas, including food and drinking water packets. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has reviewed the overall situation in the state and instructed officials to provide all necessary help and medicines to people in the affected areas. Around 7,000 people were evacuated from different colonies in of the city. The National Disaster Response Force has been called in. Till now, locals have used ropes to bring marooned people to safety. Breaches in the walls of ponds have also exacerbated the situation.(ANI)