Hyderabad, Oct 24: Heavy downpour crippled Hyderabad and also led to the death of six persons in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana on Wednesday. Twenty villages were cut off after a culvert in Bhogapuram mandal in Vizianagaram crumbled due to heavy rain.
Wednesday saw Hyderabad getting three-times more rainfall than that recorded on Tuesday. Areas like Khairatabad, Dilsukhnagar, Chintalbasti, Vanasthalipuram, L.B. Nagar, Secunderabad, Lakdikapul, Nampally and Abids were completely waterlogged.
Five persons, including three students, and one elderly woman died in AP
Among the dead, five including three students are from Prakasam district who were washed away while returning home while an elderly woman died when a wall collapsed on her in Guntur district.
The Meteorological department predicted intermittent rain and thundershowers in Hyderabad for the next 24 hours. Civic authorities said the emergency teams were ready to deal with the water-logging issue. They said water has been drained out from most areas. People were, however, worried over the spread of water-borne disease.
An autorickshaw wades through an water-logged street
Heavy rain has crippled normal life in the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
A futile battle
A man in heavy rain in a street in Hyderabad
Streets wear a deserted look amid heavy rain in Hyderabad.
A bus in a waterlogged street
A bus in a waterlogged street in Hyderabad.
Pedestrians have a tough time wading through water-logged streets in Hyderabad.
Roads lie completely submerged after heavy rainfall lashed Andhra Pradesh.
Six persons have been killed in the state.
An overflowing river in Nellore in the state.
In East Godavari
A river in spate in East Godavari district in the state.
Traffic stuck on highways
Trucks left stranded on the highway following heavy rain.
Roads inundated by heavy rain in the state.
Power supply hit
Power supply was hit because of heavy rain in the state.
A power station badly hit by heavy rain in the state.
Heavy rain cripples Hyderabad
Submerged roads in Hyderabad
Submerged bus stand
A bus stand lies submerged in the state capital.
In pics: Heavy rain cripples Hyderabad, 6 dead in Andhra
Heavy downpour crippled Hyderabad and also led to the death of six persons in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana on Wednesday.