Seven killed as heavy rains lash Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least seven people were killed as heavy rains lashed Hyderabad on Wednesday morning, officials said.

The downpour brought the life in the city and outskirts to a standstill. Low-lying areas were inundated while traffic was thrown out of gear.

As many as four children were among those killed in the incidents of wall or house collapse.

A couple and their two children were killed when a boundary wall of a building fell on their hut in Ramanthapur area.

In another incident in Bholakpur, a woman and her two daughters were killed when the roof of their house collapsed.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has opened a helpline and pressed its emergency squads into service to clear waterlogging.

Busy roads have turned into cesspools with overflowing manholes and storm water drains.

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GHMC commissioner Janardhan Reddy appealed to people not to venture out of their houses.



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