Vehicles lie partially submerged in floodwater following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad.
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Vehicles lie partially submerged in floodwater following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad.
In the city's Barkas area, a man was washed away by the turbulent floodwater.

Heavy rain disrupted life in Hyderabad on Wednesday, causing severe waterlogging in several areas and submerging low-lying places. Traffic was also disrupted in several parts of the city.

At least nine people, including children, were killed in Hyderabad late on Tuesday after a wall collapsed due to the rain. The city has been receiving incessant downpour over the last three days. Hyderabad recorded 191.8 millimetres of rain in 24 hours till 8:30 am on Wednesday, according to The Indian Express. This is the highest rainfall that the city has received in month of October since 1903.


Videos on social media also showed cars being swept away by fast-flowing water in the city as locals called for help.


Trees were uprooted in several places and there were reports of power outages.


In Hyderabad's Barkas area, a man was washed away by the turbulent floodwater. A video shows the man trying to hold on to a pole as people around him shout for help. It is unclear whether or not the man was rescued, according to NDTV.


The city's Nehru Zoological Park was also flooded.


The Hyderabad Traffic Police have been continuously issuing alerts for commuters. More videos from the city showed disaster management officials carrying out rescue operations in the city's flooded areas. In Tolichowki area, the rescuers had to use boats.


The entire state of Telangana has received heavy rain over the last few days. At least 14 districts of the state have been affected by the incessant downpour, according to News 18. Heavy rain has killed 20 people in the state in the last 48 hours, NDTV reported.

The state government declared a two-day holiday for all its offices and institutions, The Times of India reported.

In Shamshabad area of Ranga Reddy district, the National Highway 44 was cut off after the embankment of a lake collapsed.


Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had on Tuesday directed districts officials to remain on high alert, PTI reported.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, meanwhile, spoke to the National Disaster Response officials and told them to send teams to Hyderabad.

The India Meteorological Department also forecast thunderstorms along coastal regions in Andhra Pradesh in the next 24 hours. Somesh Kumar, the chief secretary to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, warned officials of flooding, NDTV reported. "Massive flooding and waterlogging are likely to occur in low-lying areas. Uprooting of trees and electricity poles are also expected and could cause disruption to normal activities," he said, in a letter.

Kumar added: "Reservoirs, tanks and streams may overflow and cause low bridges and causeways to be flooded, posing threat to traffic and people. District Collectors and SPs [Superintendent of Police] are requested to put respective district administrations on alert and strictly follow flood protocols communicated earlier."