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On Monday, a four-month-old boy and his father were among three persons killed in rain-related incidents. While the child and his father died in a wall collapse, another man was electrocuted, the police said. Also Read - Uttarkhand Rains: Railway Route Connecting Kathgodam Washed Away Amid Torrential Downpour| Watch
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The downpour has thrown the life out of gear in the city. The rainfall had led to inundation of several low-lying areas and traffic moved at a snail’s pace due to water-logging at different places in the city. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had pressed its personnel into service to flush out stagnated water and to take up other relief works.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has also directed the officials to take up relief works and respond to problems wherever they occurred.
The police force has been asked to remain alert following the heavy rains. “In view of heavy rains, the entire force of the Hyderabad City Police including force from law and order police stations, traffic police stations, Task Force, Armed Reserve, Home Guards, Special Branch and other wings have been alerted to be in readiness,” a release from the Commissioner of Police office said.
According to a Met official, 67.6 mm of rainfall was recorded in the city from around 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Monday.
With inputs from PTI