'Nilam' downpour wreaks havoc in Davangere

'Nilam' downpour wreaks havoc in Davangere

Crops on 100 acres washed away; man electrocuted in Bellary

'Nilam' downpour wreaks havoc in Davangere

Rain triggered by the  Cyclone Nilam has caused widespread damage in Davangere district. As many as 112 houses have collapsed partially while standing crops in 100 acres have been washed away.

Davangere district has been receiving incessant rain for the past three days. It registered a rainfall of 5.7 cm on Friday against the monthly average of 4.4 cm.

Several overflowing tanks in Harihar taluk washed away  maize on 40 acres and paddy grown on 60 acres of land. Many brick kilns have been inundated.

As many as 47 houses collapsed in Harapanahalli taluk and  ready-to-harvest maize on hundreds of acres has been razed.

Water gushed into 273 shanties in Chikkanahalli extension of the City.
The district administration shifted the residents to a safer place and set up a gruel centre.
All the taluks in Shimoga continued to receive heavy rain. However, there have been no
reports of any major damage.


Normal life was disrupted in Bidar as rain pounded the district on Friday. The district received 70.5 mm of rainfall in a span of 24 hours.

Joint Director of Agriculture Department, Sharanappa Mudagal, told Deccan Herald that the rain would facilitate harvesting of rabi crops in the district.


A 38-year-old man who touched a wet electricity pole was electrocuted in Muddapura village of Hospet taluk in  Bellary district. The dead has been identified as Potappa.

More than 50 sheep were washed away in flash floods in a roadside stream in Hoovinahadagali taluk.

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