In Falaknuma and its localities like Al Jubail and Gazi-e-Millat, several families were stranded inside their flooded homes.
Fearing for their lives, many had to take refuge at their terraces without food or water for the entire night before teams of national disaster response force were called in. Luckily, many local organisations and Good Samaritans have stepped in to provide relief to Falaknuma’s locals.
In Al Jubail, people had to be rescued via cranes and boats. The roads are looking like rivers in Hyderabad in what has been the worse rainfall in years.
I am 24 years old but I have never seen so much rain in my lifetime! This is unprecedented. The water has not drained out yet and drains have choked.
While we have been lucky, a lot of people have lost their loved ones to the havoc that this rainfall has caused. With increasing coronavirus cases, this tragedy has thrown normal life out of gear.
A lot has got to do with the city planning. The city isn’t planned for such kind of rainfall. If it rains again, the situation will worsen, Mr Hafiz added.