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Residents spend sleepless night as Malkajgiri floods

Resident of many colonies in Malkajgiri had a sleepless night on Wednesday in the wake of flooding in the localities.

Published: 15th September 2017 03:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2017 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Resident of many colonies in Malkajgiri had a sleepless night on Wednesday in the wake of flooding in the localities. However, the National Disaster Response Force was also called in only around 10am. In many colonies not a single government or public representative bothered to visit victims of the flood. Only on Thursday morning district officials and a leader from the Congress party visited the flooded areas.

B Swaroopa and her husband, residents of Patel Nagar, were about to end their day on Wednesday when they saw water first flowing in their street and later entering their house. Swaroopa said, “It was around 8pm when slowly the volume of water flowing into the house started increasing. We got scared and started shifting things that would get damaged due to water.

The inflow of water did not stop and it increased to about 2-3 feet.” Hanumanth Rao, resident of the same area says, “We did not have motor to pump water out of our house. We had to wait till afternoon and borrowed it from our neighbour. Till then we were using broom to push out water. In the morning we had to wade through flooded area to get milk. Government should provide us with compensation for the damages we are facing due to the flood.”


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