Hyderabad receives heavy rain spell after a sunny morning

Hyderabad: After a sunny morning, heavy rains lashed the city on Thursday evening, accompanied by thunderstorms, reminding those returning home of the struggle they endured by the last heavy showers and flash floods.

Within a few minutes of heavy rainfall, streets turned into reviving lakes and potholes into muddy patches.

Heavy rains also revive the threat to the areas along the Musi River that are flooded as the water level rises and floodgates of the Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs are lifted.

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The last phase of heavy rainfall in the state led to the rise in water levels in the Musi River forcing shut the movement on the Puranapul, Moosarambagh and Chaderghat bridges as a precautionary measure.