Hyderabad: Heavy rains continue to lash several parts of Telangana State since Sunday night, flooding some low lying areas and affecting normal life on Monday. The IMD had issued a red alert for the State in the wake of cyclone Gulab in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
A goods train derailed at Dornakal on the Vijayawada-Bhadrachalam route. Two wagons went off the tracks and Railway officials have taken up restoration works even as rains continue to pound the area.
In Khammam, power supply was disrupted and a few low lying areas were inundated due to heavy rains. At Kothagudem, coal production was affected in the wake of rains. At GK open cast too, coal production was suspended due to heavy rains.
Heavy rains were reported from Mulugu, Suryapet and other districts. Water entered the government hospital in Mahabubabad and about 10 patients had to be shifted from ICU to other rooms in the hospital. Hyderabad too has been experiencing incessant rains.
According to Telangana State Development Planning Society reports, till 8 am on Monday, Lingala in Khammam received the highest rainfall of 130.3 mm, followed by Karepalle, Khammam, which received 117.8 mm and Pangidi, Khammam recorded 117 mm.
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