Rain hits power supply in North Karnataka

Rain hits power supply in North Karnataka

Several districts of North Karnataka received ample rainfall on Friday night. More than 200 trees and electricity poles were uprooted at Vinobanagar in Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district.

Three people were killed in rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.

Gavisiddaiah, 62, a retired police sub-inspector died after a branch of a tree fell on him at Vinobanagar.

Jilan Sab, 22, a resident of Chikkajantakal died after an electricity pole fell on him.

Kariyappa, 42, died after he fell into a rainwater-filled pit in Gangavathi.  

This has resulted in disruption of electricity supply. Horticulture crops have been destroyed in Anegondi area. Roofs of many houses were blown away due to strong winds in Kinhala village of Koppal taluk.

Rains continued to pound Koppal district on Saturday also.

Washed away

Gadag district also received good rainfall on Friday night. Karim Khan, 12, was washed away along with the passenger auto in which he was travelling. The vehicle was on its way from Nargund to Gadag. 

Hundreds of trees and electricity poles were uprooted in Bellary district on Friday night, resulting in power supply being affected in the district. Roofs of many huts were blown away, putting poor people to great inconvenience.

Banana plantations on 2,500 acres were destroyed in and around Kampli in Bellary district, due to heavy downpour.

More than 300 electricity poles were uprooted in Choranur hobli of Sandur taluk of the district.

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