160 tourists who had gone to see Mutyamadhara Falls were rescued; IAF airlifted 6 people from Nainpaka village

Nainpaka village

Hyderabad: Heavy rains continue in Telangana. Due to the overflowing of rivers and other water bodies due to the rains, low-lying areas of the state have been submerged, while roads have been damaged in many areas. Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force on Thursday rescued six people stranded on top of a JCB in flood-hit Nainpaka village with the help of a helicopter. Whereas, in Mulugu district, unable to cross the strong current of water of a spring

Official sources said the tourists who had gone to see Mutyamadhara Falls in Mulugu district on Wednesday got stuck as the water was gushing very fast due to rains a few days back. The tourists were unable to cross the strong current of water. After getting information about this, State Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Women and Child Welfare Minister Satyavati Rathore and Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud held talks with the officials regarding their safe evacuation.

Others, including NDRF teams, police teams and forest department staff, reached the tourists late on Wednesday night. Around 160 tourists were safely evacuated around 4 am on Thursday and brought to Venkatapuram village. After this the tourists were sent to their destination.

Nainpaka village

The Tourism Minister said that it is not safe for people to roam near waterfalls in this season in forest areas without permission from the authorities. Heavy rains continued in Telangana, causing water-logging in low-lying areas. A second flood warning has been issued in Bhadrachalam after the water level in the Godavari river reached 50.50 feet. The third and final flood warning level for the Godavari river here is 53 feet. An official release said that District Collector Priyanka Ala has urged people to postpone travel plans and stay at home till the situation becomes normal.