Heavy down pour in Hyderabad: 7 died

Hyderabad:A� 7 persons died including a mother, and two daughters on Wednesday morning as heavy rain lashed HyderabadA� from early A�morning. These deaths occurred at Ramantapur and Bholakpur in Musheerabad.

Water logging of roads, A�house collapses A�and inundation of several slums were reported in many parts of the city.

A�Three to five centimeters of rain has been recorded between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. in several A�parts of the city. A�Amberpet area recorded highest of 9.5 cm. followed by Malkajgiri 8.3 cm and Khairatabad 6.5 cm.

The met department A�forecasted moderate to heavy rainsA� due to depression in Bay of Bengal.A� The heavy rains caused a lot ofA� hardships to the commuters including school going children.A� At many road junctions traffic jam persisted for more than two hours.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao expressed shock over the deaths and announced Rs. 2 lakh A�ex-gratia to the bereaved families.

GHMC Commissioner B. Janardan Reddy and Mayor B. Rammohan supervised the emergency relief measures.

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