Flights cancelled, 2 washed away: Flash floods in Hyderabad as heavy rain rages across Telangana
Telangana residents have been facing a harrowing time after eight flights were cancelled and roads waterlogged as heavy rains and thunderstorm hit the state, causing flash floods. Videos posted on social media show flooded restaurants, motorcycle stuck in drain and pick-up truck being swept away.
According to a report, following are the flights that got cancelled: i5 1428 (BBI-HYD) – diverted to BLR, 6E 697 (COK-HYD), 6E 631 (BBI-HYD), UK 879 (DEL-HYD), 6E 501 diverted to Vijayawada, 9i 517 (BLR-HYD), AI 619 (BOM-HYD) – diverted to BLR, and 6E 884 (TIR-HYD) diverted to MAA.
Roads and the low-lying areas are inundated with water after the spell. Nalas in Vanasthalipuram and Kukatpally have overflowed due to heavy rains.
IMD has earlier warned that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and squall (speed reaching 50-60 kmph) is very likely at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands and with lightning at isolated places over Odisha, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, south Gujarat state, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.