Telangana death toll due to heavy rains rises to 11

Hyderabad: The death toll in rain-related incidents in Telangana has gone up to 11, with eight deaths reported in Medak district and three others in Warangal, officials said.

A total of 17 NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams comprising around 550 personnel have been deployed by the Centre in the flood-affected regions of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The central force has also deployed about 60 boats and teams of paramedics to help those stranded after the heavy rainfall in the last few days in these areas. “Nine flood rescue teams comprising 309 rescuers and equipped with 32 inflatable rubber boats and communication equipment have been pre-positioned at various rain-affected areas of Andhra Pradesh.

“While three teams are pre-positioned at Peduguralu, Narsarapet and Amravati areas of Guntur district, one team each is pre-positioned at Hyderabad and Vizag and two teams each are pre-positioned at Srikakulam and Nellore districts,” the National Disaster Response Force said in a statement.