Normal life derailed in Uttara Kannada

Rains continued to pound many parts of the State on Tuesday.

Siddapur town in Uttara Kannada (U-K) district received heavy rain for about half an hour from 4.30 pm. Strong winds, thunder and lightning preceded the rainfall.

The town was plunged in darkness as power lines snapped due to the rain.

Vehicular  movement was affected on the Sirsi-Siddapur road as a tree fell near Nidagodu. Traffic  was affected at Vadagere Cross near Harsikatta due to a tree fall.

Roof tiles flew off a few houses in Mundgod town of the district. Electricity supply was affected as a tree fell on a power line and uprooted four electricity poles on the Hubli-Sirsi road on Tuesday afternoon, due to gusty winds.

A few electricity poles were uprooted also at Ugginakeri in Mundgod taluk of U-K district. A tree was uprooted due to rain accompanied by thunder and lightning in Karwar city.

The tree fell on an electricity line, bringing down a few electricity poles, leading to a power cut.

Chikmagalur

However, heavy rain coupled with hailstones wreaked havoc in parts of Kadur taluk, killing fowls and damaging crops, at Neele Gowdana Koppalu in Kadur taluk.

A poultry farm was damaged in Kadur.

Rain also lashed Mudigere, and Chikmagalur taluks.

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