Torrential rains lashing various parts of Telangana since Tuesday have claimed 30 lives, including 19 in Greater Hyderabad.
The rains, under the impact of a deep depression that crossed the Andhra coast on Tuesday, triggered flash floods in the state capital and several districts.
The extremely heavy rainfall caused a deluge in Hyderabad and its suburbs. At least 19 people died in rain-related incidents while four others were still missing.
The incessant rains resulted in overflowing of lakes, tanks, rivulets and streams, inundation of low-lying areas and disruption of road transport.
The Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) joined the rescue and relief work in the worst-affected areas. Boats were deployed to evacuate people stranded in inundated areas while two helicopters were kept standby for the rescue operations. (IANS)