Heavy rainfall lashes Hyderabad; three dead (Representational Image)
Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad on Monday evening that took lives of three people in rain-related incidents.
According to the reports, a physically-challenged man and his four-month-old son died after debris of a retaining wall collapsed on their thatched house at Naidu Nagar, Banjara Hills at around 5:30 PM.
In another incident, a 35-year-old man was electrocuted at Hussainialam after he touched a road-side parked van which came in contact with an electric pole.
67.6 mm of rainfall was recorded in the city from around 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM and the rainfall was mainly due to the monsoon, a Met official said.
The downpour led to inundation of several low-lying areas and traffic came to standstill due to water-logging at different places in the city.
"In view of heavy rains, the entire force of the Hyderabad City Police including force from law and order police stations, traffic police stations, Task Force, Armed Reserve, Home Guards, Special Branch and other wings have been alerted to be in readiness", a release from the CP office said on Monday night.
They have been instructed to take an active part in flood-related emergencies and have been directed to monitor the situation throughout the night and attend all emergencies in coordination with other government departments, it said.
(With inputs from PTI)