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In Pictures | Flood fury in Hyderabad

Relief operations were underway on Thursday in Hyderabad in the wake of heavy rains that caused inundation of low-lying areas, damage to property. (P Surendra)

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a meeting with ministers and officials on Thursday afternoon on the rain relief measures. (P Surendra)

State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar told PTI that the relief teams were working on Thursday to pump out water from localities where water stagnation was reported, to help citizens there and to restore normal traffic. (P Surendra)

He said 61 relief centres were operational and that more were being added wherever required. About 1.5 lakh food packets were being supplied and Annapurna subsidised food canteens in the city were utilised in the areas where water stagnated, he said. (P Surendra)

Heavy rainfall across Telangana have killed at least 19 people. (Deepak Deshpande)

The incessant rains since Tuesday led to the capital city reeling under severe waterlogging and inundation of some low-lying areas. (Deepak Deshpande)

The state government had declared a holiday on Wednesday and Thursday for all private institutions, offices, non-essential services within Outer Ring Road in view of rains. (Deepak Deshpande)

Vanasthalipuram, Dammaiguda, Attapur Main Road, and Musheerabad were some of the areas of Hyderabad that faced severe waterlogging. (Deepak Deshpande)

The extent of the calamity that struck Hyderabad can be gauged by the fact that the city recorded its worst rainfall for the month of October in the last 100 years -- around 200 mm. (Deepak Deshpande)

The home minister, Amit Shah, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the CM on Wednesday and assured all possible help to the state government. (Deepak Deshpande)

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