A house collapsed in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, Telangana state, from record rainfall and severe flooding, killing at least eight people, police said.
Four more people were hospitalized after the border wall of a farmhouse fell on neighboring houses that collapsed in heavy rain, police officer Gaja Bhopal Rao said Wednesday.
Indian media reports said the dead included a two-month-old child.
The house was in a hilly area of the city where the ground had loosened due to more than 25 centimeters of rain in the past 24 hours, said city police superintendent Anjani Kumar.
The current downpour in Hyderabad, caused by a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, broke a record 20 years ago. It caused flooding in lower areas of the city and authorities had to evacuate people by boat.
Telangana: The roads in the Tolichowki area of Hyderabad are soaked after heavy rains. pic.twitter.com/YaUb5bdChi
– ANI (@ANI), October 14, 2020
Twelve people have died in the past 48 hours after incessant rainfall in Telangana state, the NDTV network reported on Wednesday.
At least 14 other Telangana districts are reportedly affected.
Severe floods affected more than 9.6 million people across South Asia this year. Hundreds of thousands fight for food and medicine.
Around 550 people have died in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, while millions have been displaced from their homes since the floods began in June.