BY Charles Kong’ana
At least 30 people have been killed and several displaced after sudden torrential rains and flooding. This took place in the southern parts of India as was reported by weather department officials on Thursday the 15th of October GMT.
The bizarre incident was recorded in Hyderabad city, a city that is known as a home to top IT companies. A total of nine people were killed during the rain when a wall collapsed on them whereas 10 other people died from electrocution and drowning which was caused as a result of the heavy downpours, a local official said.
Many dramatic images were taken after the rainfall. These images show cars being washed away by swirling waters, several bridges submerged by swollen rivers, and trucks stranded on roads inundated by flooding.
A sad report stated eight members of a family, who were standing on their balcony to watch the unusual rain, were all washed away and are all feared dead due to sudden flooding in Hyderabad.
Two of them have been confirmed dead and the search is on for the other remaining six, the Times of India reported.
Skillful personnel from the army and the National Disaster Response Force have since been deployed to evacuate stranded residents and are actively searching for unknown people who are feared to have been lost as a result of the natural disaster.
Weather officials of India have however blamed the sudden deluge on a depression which is situated in the Bay of Bengal city.
On the other hand, Telangana state was hit the hardest but the flooding has primarily affected the neighboring towns of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
It’s worth noting that flash floods do kill hundreds of people across India every year. Experts predict the poor construction of housing and the neglect of warning system maintenance will lead to more fatalities in te future.