Shidlaghatta taluk receives record rainfall

Rain havoc: Power lines were snapped after a tree fell on an electricity pole, following heavy rain accompanied by strong gale in Malur on Monday. DH Photo

Besides, rainwater entered a book shop near the bus stand and destroyed books worth Rs 30,000. Stationery articles too have been damaged.  The book shop owner Ramachandra complained that the roads were recently asphalted but the work was substandard. Since the shop is located in a low-lying area, the rainwater entered the shop, he added.

North, coastal region

Thunderstorm lashed Dharwad, Gadag, Uttara Kannada and Haveri districts in north Karnataka region. Lightning struck Shaniyar Devadiga (45) at Bengre in Bhatkal taluk. He is being treated at a hospital in Manipal for burns.

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