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3 Dead As Heavy Rains Hit Hyderabad, More Rains Expected

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| October 3 , 2017 , 14:15 IST

The heavy rains this monsoon season have wrecked havoc in Assam, Gujarat, Bihar and Mumbai are now making their presence felt in Hyderabad as a cloudburst on Monday triggered heavy rains resulting in the death of 3 people.

A 28-year-old man and his 6-month-old son were buried alive in Banjara Hills on Monday after a wall came crumbling down upon them, while another man in the crowded Charminar area of old Hyderabad was electrocuted.

In the wake of the deaths, the Telangana government has announced monetary compensation for the families of each of the victims.

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Although there hasn't been any rain on Tuesday morning, the weather office has predicted that more rains are likely to come.

Trees were uprooted at 3 places and at least 6 areas reported water-logging. Several areas of the city witnessed waist-deep water and vehicles were left stranded for hours on the roads. Authorities have asked that people avoid the areas of Begumpet, Mojamhahi market, and the Narayanaguda-Liberty route while civic officials work towards draining the roads of accumulated rainwater.

Due to the heavy rains, the Saroornagar Lake in the city began spewing white foam and froth which entered residential areas in Hyderabad.

According to the weather office, from between 8:30 AM on Monday and Tuesday morning, it recorded a rainfall of 82.6 millimetres. In comparison, Mumbai had received 331 mm of rainfall in 24 hours which paralysed the life in the city.