Rain lashes many parts of State

Rain lashes many parts of State

Rain lashes many parts of State

 Pre-monsoon showers continued to lash several parts of the State on Thursday also. Karwar, Bagalkot, Hassan and twin cities Hubli-Dharwad received good rainfall.

Dharwad district received rainfall for more than an hour on Thursday afternoon. Rainfall was reported from Navalgund, Kalaghatagi, Kundgol taluks in the district. The twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad too received heavy rains.

No loss of life or property has been reported. Rain lashed Bagalkot district and the surrounding areas also.

Rain accompanied by thunder, lightning and storm lashed the coastal and semi-arid regions of Uttara Kannada district on Wednesday night. Kumta, Honnavar, Dandeli, Mundgod and Karwar experienced heavy rainfall for over two hours. While scattered rainfall was experienced in Sirsi, Siddapur, Yellapur and Bhatkal, Haliyal witnessed heavy rain and winds. 

Several places lost power due to rainfall. A cow was killed and a man injured after being struck by lightning in the district.A 22-year-old youth, Nagaiah, was paralysed waist down after being struck by lightning in Honaganahalli in Ramanathpur, Hassan district, around 7.40 pm on Wednesday. 

He has been shifted to Hassan for treatment. A cow in his house was also killed after being struck by lightning. Two other persons, Manjunath, 25, and his father Channaiah, 65, suffered injuries. 

Tahsildar Basavaraju and Treasury Inspector Somanna visited the spot and said that a report in this regard would be submitted to the government immediately.

Traffic disrupted

Over 50 trees were uprooted due to heavy rain at Periyapatna in Mysore district, impeding movement of traffic for some time. The town experienced copious rainfall for about half-an-hour. 

Three big trees were uprooted on BM Road, blocking traffic for over an hour. A similar scenario was observed on Gonikoppa Bettadapura Road after a huge tree was uprooted. Several trees were uprooted across the town. 

Power supply was affected as several trees fell and caused damage to electricity poles.

Police sub-inspector Rafique and divisional forest officer Chinnappa supervised the clearing of roads.