Heavy rain pounds parts of State

Heavy rain pounds parts of State

Heavy rain coupled with thunder and lightning lashed several parts of the State on Friday.

A motorist was killed and the pillion rider grievously injured after a tree fell over them in Gadag district, while, a home guard and a cop on election duty were injured after lightning struck them in Dakshina Kannada district.

Chitradurga

Several roads were waterlogged while rainwater gushed into many houses as it rained heavily in Chitradurga on Friday evening. Sky was overcast since morning and clouds opened up towards the evening. Areas such as Municipal Colony, Gumastha Colony, Kelagote, etc, were inundated. Jetting and sucking machines were pressed into service to drain out water.

Bhatkal

Bhatkal taluk in Uttara Kannada district received heavy rainfall, along with thunderstorm and lightning, for nearly an hour.

Dank weather prevailed since morning. By afternoon, heavy rainfall began to lash the taluk, lowering mercury levels. Most of the roads were inundated, creating traffic snarls at several places. Rainwater gushed into several houses and shops located in the low-lying areas.

Hubballi-Dharwad

After a gap of nearly a week, the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad and the surrounding areas received moderate rainfall on Friday afternoon. The showers brought respite for the residents from sweltering heat. The 30-minute rain brought down the mercury level a bit.

Gadag

Heavy rain coupled with gusty winds lashed parts of Ron taluk in Gadag district on Friday. The showers which began at 6 pm lasted for more than an hour. Power supply was affected in several villages as electricity poles were uprooted.

A motorcyclist was killed and the pillion rider was grievously injured after heavy winds brought down a tree on their two-wheeler in Kotabala village of Ron taluk, Gadag district.
The deceased has been identified as Siddappa Hebasura (40), a resident of Okkalageri Street in Gadag. The injured Yallanagouda Ninganagouda Patila has been admitted at a private hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred when both were returning to Gadag by a bike.
 

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