Terrified driver stranded in Hyderabad flash flood

NewsflarePublished: October 3, 2017
Published: October 3, 2017

A man was stranded after his car got caught in flash-flood in the South Indian city of Hyderabad on Monday.

The gushing waters pounded his car, overflowing its bonnet and windshield even as he sat glued to his seat helplessly.

The narrow road not only helped the water level rise quickly but also made it impossible for the car to turn in any direction.

An onlooker can be seen signalling the driver to get off the car or reverse it. The driver gesticulates indicating there was no way to do it.

While the driver seems to have escaped, a massive cloudburst killed three people in the city Monday evening.

Heavy rains pounded the city in just a two-hour span, triggering flash-floods, which swept off vehicles and damaged buildings.

Officials appealed to citizens not to step out and at least 50% of city was blacked out after the rains.

Traffic came to standstill on most roads.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was pressed into service and rescue operations continued till late night.

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