Rains bring down over 100 houses in KGF

Low-lying areas inundated as the City received rainfall of 110 mm over the past two days



Rain water gushed into houses in the low-lying areas as there is no proper drainage system in the City. Household articles including foodgrains and clothes have been washed away in the deluge.

Residents of Fisherline, Gandhi Nagar and Ambedkar Nagar bore the brunt of the rain fury. People draining water from their houses was a common scene in these areas. They spent the entire night in clearing the water that has gushed into their houses.

The water has entered into class rooms of the Pre-University College in the City. The work on clearing the water was being carried out on Sunday. Most of the class rooms in the college have been dilapidated. Majority of the century-old schools in the City were inundated with water.

Legislator Y Sampangi visited the affected areas and declared a compensation of Rs 2,500 for people who have lost houses. The affected have been provided shelter at government schools in Urigam pet and City Municipal Council will provide them food. Necessary items like kerosene and 10 kg of rice will be distributed to them on Monday, he stated. Assistant Commissioner Peddappaiah, Assistant Executive Engineer of CMC, Sreedhar and officers visited the spot.

Crops damaged

On the other hand, tomato, horsegram and other crops have suffered extensive damage as rain waters have entered into fields in the taluk. Majority of the tanks and other waterbodies in the taluk have been filled with water after several years.

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