Children among 11 killed as heavy rains swept in India
Published: 11:53 AM, 14 October 2020 Updated: 03:18 PM, 14 October 2020
Motorcyclists wade through a flooded road following heavy rain in Hyderabad on Tuesday; Photo: PTI
At least 11 people including children have been killed as heavy torrential rains swept several parts of the southern Indian state of Telangana, causing waterlogging on roads and inundation of low-lying areas.
According to Hindustan Times, Nine persons including three children were killed and four others were gravely injured when the compound wall of an adjacent building collapsed in the old city of Hyderabad on Tuesday, where torrential rains wreaked havoc till Wednesday morning.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said on twitter, “I was at a spot inspection in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where a private boundary wall fell, resulting in the death of nine people and injuring two.”
In a separate incident, a 40-year-old woman and 15-year-old daughter died when the roof of their house collapsed in the Ibrahimpatnam area on Tuesday, according to the Hyderabad police.
The capital city of Hyderabad received unprecedented rains in the last 24 hours, leading to water-logging in different localities in Hyderabad and other parts of the state.
The met department in Hyderabad has warned of thunderstorms along coastal regions in the state as the deep depression crossed the coast near Kakinada on Tuesday. The deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal caused very heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha.
Source: Hindustan Times, The Daily Star