Heavy rains lash north Karnataka districts

Heavy rains lash north Karnataka districts

 Heavy rains pounded several parts of North Karnataka on Sunday.
Copious rains in Navalgund of Dharwad district pushed the water levels in Tupparihalla and Bennihalla. Both the waterbodies are overflowing and the tahsildar has asked the villagers in the vicinity not to venture into waters.  Fakeerappa Dollin, a 62-year-old farmer was washed away in Tuparihalla when he was crossing the waterbody along with his bullocks.

The tank in Srikanthnagar of Garaga overflowed and water gushed into more than ten houses in the vicinity. All the tanks and lakes in Kundagol have filled to the brim following heavy rains.

Rain waters washed away groundnut and Bt cotton crops. Several houses in Ingalagi and Mattikatti villages have been damaged.

Families shifted to safety

Nippani, Ramadurga and Chikkodi in Belagavi district received rains for more than two hours. There have been reports property loss in Nippani. Heavy rains accompanied with strong winds have destroyed standing crops of sugar cane and tobacco. Ten families in Ganeshavadi near Nippani were shifted to government school building.

Rains coupled with lightning wreaked havoc in Bagalkot. It rained for more than an hour in Ilkal and surrounding villages. Water gushed into low-lying areas. Roads were waterlogged affecting movement of vehicles. Haveri district too received rains on Sunday.

The coastal and malnad regions of Uttara Kannada district received moderate rains.
Raichur town received heavy rains on Sunday evening bringing a huge relief for the residents reeling under sweltering heat. The 30-minute showers resulted in waterlogging on roads affecting the movement of vehicles. Rainwater gushed into low-lying areas.

Several parts of Shivamogga district received moderate rains. While it drizzled in Shivamogga town, Shikaripur, Theerthahalli, Hosanagar and Agumbe received moderate rains. Holalkere town in Chitradurga district received heavy rains for more than hour towards evening.

Heavy rains pounded Tumakuru and several parts of district. Skies opened up on Sunday evening and the rains lashed the city for couple of hours. There are reports of moderate rains in Mysuru and Hassan districts. Ballari and surrounding villages received incessant rains for more than four hours.

Six killed by lightning

Three persons were struck dead by lightning at Halyal village in Afzalpur taluk in Kalaburagi district. The deceased have been identified as Basavaraj Athanur, 25, his sister, Ragini Athanur, 16, and Sharanappa Siddappagouda Police Patil, 60, police said.

Two women were struck dead by lightning near Shahbad in Kalaburagi district. The deceased have been identified as Chandamma Siddappa Adin (51) and her daughter-in-law
Sakkubai (27).

A shepherd was killed by lightning on the outskirts of Yadgir town. The deceased has been identified as Hanmanth Quater (18).

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