Telangana | Heavy rains kill 14 people, IMD issues red alert
Normal life has been thrown out of gear in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as heavy rains lash the two states, leading to water-logging in several parts.
At least 11 people have died in rain-related incidents in Telangana, which has been witnessing heavy rain since last two days. In Andhra Pradesh, four people have reportedly died in rain-related incidents.
IMD has, meanwhile, warned of thunderstorms along coastal regions in Andhra Pradesh, a day after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Kakinada. Heavy rains are expected to lash Andhra over the next 24 hours.
On Wednesday, the depression over Telangana lay centred near latitude 17.6°N and longitude 79.5°E, about 110 km east-northeast of Hyderabad (Telangana) . It is likely to move further west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a well marked low pressure area during next 12 hours.
The official rainfall data recorded between 8.30 am to 21.00 hours on Tuesday showed Singapur Township in Medchal Malkajgiri district receiving 292.5 mm of rainfall, followed by 250.8 mm of rainfall at Verkat Palle in Yadadri-Bhongir district.
Many localities in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits received very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall leading to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas.