Telangana Rains Claim At Least 30 Lives, Destroys Heritage Qila Shahpur
The destructive rains in Telangana have claimed lives of at least 30 people and destroyed the state’s heritage — Qila Shahpur in Jangaon. According to a report published by The Wire, at least 18 people died in flash floods in Greater Hyderabad.
A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has caused heavy downpour in states like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
As many as 25 rain related deaths were reported on Wednesday in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. On the same day, six people including four family members died after a wall collapsed in Maharashtra’s Pandharpur town.
On Thursday morning, Qila Shahpur cracked and collapsed. The heritage was maintained in the respect of 18th century local leader Sardar Sarvai Paparayudu. The historians say Paparayudu had led resistance against the Mughals following the fall of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty.
“The incident took place around 7.30 a.m.. There are no casualties,” Jangaon police and district administration said as quoted by The Hindu.
Department of Archaeology and Museums (DAM) In-charge Director Narayana B told the national daily that he is “going to Jangaon now and will be able to tell the exact situation once” he reaches.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that Mumbai might experience the worse of this intense spell of rainfall.
“As per latest satellite and radar observations, Mumbai city and suburbs are very likely to experience thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and intense spell of rainfall (2-3 cm/hr) during next 3-4 hrs. Possibility of occasional gusty winds reaching 30-40kmph. Clouds has further moved towards sea,” the IMD tweeted.
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