Several areas of Hyderabad were inundated with water after heavy rains lashed the city last evening. The city received 10-12 cm of rain between 8:30 pm and 11 pm, resulting in flooding of many low-lying areas with rain water entering houses at several places. Two people were reported missing after they were washed away in strong currents in low-lying areas, officials said.
News agency ANI shared a video of a flooded restaurant in the old city, where customers were seen sitting and eating with ankles in the flood waters.
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2021
Other videos shared by residents showed cars parked in streets floating and drifting in areas where currents were high.
— ANI (@ANI) 8 October 2021
On social media, residents recalled the magnitude of the floods in September-October last year as they accused the city administration of not working on improving infrastructure.
In Chintakunta, a person got swept away by the current. They were later declared safe.
However, two others are missing in Vanasthalipuram, a police official said.
Senior police officer K Purushottam was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Two people have been washed away after the drain was flooded due to heavy rains. Rescue teams are looking for them.”
Lingozhiguda in Saroornagar received the highest rainfall of 13 cm.