Hyderabad Floods: Non-Stop Rains Kill 19 As Life Comes To Halt, Total 30 Dead In TelanganaA scene from Hyderabad floods. (Video screengrab/Twitter)

Heavy rainfall across Telangana have claimed at least 30 lives in the state so far including 19 people losing their lives in the capital city of Hyderabad.

The non-stop rains since Tuesday (13 October) have caused severe water-logging and flooding in many areas of Greater Hyderabad, Deccan Chronicle reported.

Apart from 19 people dying due to rail-related incidents, four people are still missing in Hyderabad.

The meteorological department issued a yellow alert for Hyderabad on Wednesday with heavy rains along with thunderstorm and lightening in some parts of the state. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the rains occurred due to the impact of a "deep depression" that crossed the Andhra coast on Tuesday.

The incessant rains resulted in overflowing of lakes, tanks, rivulets and streams, inundation of low-lying areas and disruption of road transport.

The Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) joined the rescue and relief work in the worst-affected areas. Boats were deployed to evacuate people stranded in inundated areas while two helicopters were kept standby for the rescue operations.

In Hyderabad, nine people were killed in a wall collapse late Tuesday in Bandlaguda area. Ten people were killed in other incidents like drowning and electrocution.

Three people were washed away in flood waters in Gaganpahad area on the city outskirts.

Two people including a woman were killed in Al-Jubail colony in Chandrayangutta. Another man died in Gazi-e-Millat colony.

A doctor died of electrocution in Banjara Hills while trying to pump out water from the cellar of his apartment building.

In another incident, a three-year-old boy drowned in water which had entered the cellar of a building in Dilsukhnagar.

Three people died in an incident of house collapse in Nagarkurnool district.

Three persons, including an 11-year-old boy, were washed away in Yadadri-Bhongir district.

Two women were washed away when the passengers of a bus of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), stuck in an overflowing stream between Kothagudem and Pochampally, were being rescued. The authorities rescued over 30 passengers.

Two people were washed away in Mashamma Vagu of Wanaparthy district.

(With inputs from IANS)

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