The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in the city “indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated locations”, for 24 hours.
The rain began in the early hours of Sunday. The city is said to have witnessed one of the heaviest rainfalls this season. It recorded over 250 mm of rain in just three hours – between midnight and 3am- touching 305 mm by 7 am on Sunday, a meteorologist said.
Death toll rises
*The death toll continued to rise through the day and stood at 32 when this report was filed.
*There were two incidents of landslides, wall and house collapses and two incidents of electrocution.
*Many were trapped in debris of their houses and rescue operations were under way.