As many as seven people, including a newlywed bride and a techie, were washed away in gushing waters caused by heavy rainfall in several parts of Telangana. Newlyweds Nawaz Reddy and Pravalika from Vikarabad were traveling in a car with four others while returning from a post-marriage event, when the new bride, her sister-in-law Shweta and her son, Trinath Reddy, aged 8, were washed away. The kid has not yet been found. On Sunday night, the body of a software engineer, V Kranthi Kumar from Shivanagar, was found floating in a drain in Warangal after the rains stopped. A laptop was also recovered from him.
The reports also say that another 70-year-old in a car in Shankarpally got washed away. In Adilabad, a 30-year-old laborer has also washed away.
In Yadadri, Bhongir district, two young girls were also washed away riding pillion on a scooter.
After a state transport bus got stuck in flowing waters in the Rajanna-Sircilla district, 12 passengers on it were rescued. Siddipet, Ranga Reddy, and Vikarabad received heavy rainfall as the southwest monsoon turned vigorous.
The weather department has issued thundershowers and heavy rain alerts in Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, and Khammam.
The state's chief secretary chaired a meeting with the DGP (Director-General of Police) and other top officials and ordered police officers, district collectors, and field staff to stay on high alert.
Irrigation projects on both Godavari and Krishna rivers have received steady inflows and are under surveillance.