Rain, wind lash Hyderabad; wreak havoc again

Rain, wind lash Hyderabad; wreak havoc again
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Rains and wind that lasted for about 15 minutes once again left a trail of disaster in the city on Wednesday. Many trees were uprooted and some of them fell on vehicles causing damage to public property.

Hyderabad: Rains and wind that lasted for about 15 minutes once again left a trail of disaster in the city on Wednesday. Many trees were uprooted and some of them fell on vehicles causing damage to public property.

Three cars on Minister’s Road in Secunderabad area were crushed when a tree fell on them. In a similar case, an auto in BK Guda was damaged and one bus-stop at Sanath Nagar bore the brunt when trees fell on them.

Water logging was witnessed in Punjagutta, Sitaphalmandi, Abids, Koti and other low-lying areas leading to traffic snarls. The problems were more intense as it was the time when office goers were heading for home.

According to Begumpet Traffic Police Inspector Srihari, heavy traffic jam was seen at Begumpet road. A huge tree fell near the Begumpet law and order police station which added to the woes of traffic snarls. It took more than an hour to clear the rush.

In an incident at Karbala Maidan, a tree fell on a live electricity pole which was left unattended for over two hours causing anxiety and concern among the people as it could have led to electrocution.

Both the people of the area and Traffic Police Inspector said that they had informed the officials concerned but no one had responded immediately.

The police and the local residents blocked the area and ensured that no untoward incident took place till the officials of power utilities disconnected the power supply and reached the spot.

In about 30 areas in the city, the power utilities had shut down power as a precautionary measure. According to Skymet, light to moderate rain and thundershowers are likely over a few places in Hyderabad, Khammam, Medak, Nalgonda, Rangareddy and Warangal districts of Telangana with squally winds gusting at 50 to 60 kmph during the next 24 hours.

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