At least two people died after heavy rain and strong winds lashed Hyderabad on Thursday, The News Minute reported. Many localities were left without electricity as the storm uprooted at least 162 trees and brought down 19 electric poles, according to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. A 100-year-old tree crashed on the Shama Cafe in Moghalpura, injuring a few people.
Azalgunj Police said a man called Khaseem Ali died after coming into contact with a live wire, The New Indian Express reported. Another man is believed to have been washed away in a drain in Kala Pathar.
The rain led to major traffic jams in several places including Secunderabad, Begumpet, Khairatabad, Hitech city and Punjagutta. The municipal corporation said it was working on addressing water stagnation at 38 places.
The city’s traffic police advised people to remain indoors. The municipal corporation said emergency calls may be made to 040-21111111.