At least 30 killed as torrential rains hit Southern India

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As much as 30 people lost their lives so far after torrential rains hit southern India, officials said Thursday. 

A local official told AFP, at least nine people were killed when a wall caved in while 10 others died due to electric shock and drowning in Hyderabad city. 

Eight members of the same family, who were standing in their balcony to watch the downpour, were also washed away owing to flooding in Hyderabad, resulting, two of them found dead whereas the search is on for the remaining six, media sources informed. 

Images showed cars being washed away by swirling waters, bridges submerged by swollen rivers and trucks stranded on roads inundated by flooding Wednesday. 

Army personnel and the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed to evacuate stranded people. 

It is to be noted that, Telangana state is the worst-hit area but the flooding has also affected neighboring Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. 

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