Rains leave a trail of destruction across Karnataka

Rains leave a trail of destruction across Karnataka

Rains lashed several parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday, leaving a trail of destruction. 

Dharwad

Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorm lashed Dharwad city and the taluk late on Saturday night.The rain, which started at around 12.45 am, battered the city and surrounding areas for more than 90 minutes. Rain also lashed some parts of Navalgund taluk.

BelagaviParts of Belagavi city received mild showers on Sunday evening. It started raining at 7.30 pm and continued for 45 minutes. Strong winds brought down a few trees at Market and Camp areas. Thousands of acres of banana plantations and mango groves were damaged due to rain at Savadatti in the district Saturday midnight. Roofs of several houses were blown away due to the wind.

GadagRoofs of several houses were blown away and trees were uprooted due to heavy rain and winds at Adaralli in Lakshmeshwar taluk. Electricity poles also fell down, affecting power supply. Falling trees damaged many houses. 

Raichur Hundreds of houses were damaged due to rain and winds at many places in the district. There were also reports of trees and electricity poles being uprooted and transformers being damaged. There were hailstorms at Arakere and nearby villages in Devadurga taluk. 

KodaguTin roof sheets were blown away from atop the office of the district Superintendent of Police and they fell on the roof tiles of the residential quarters of government officials, some 50 feet away, due to rain and heavy winds. The roof tiles were damaged  in the process. Uprooting of electricity poles disrupted electricity supply. 

BagalkotThe rain on Sunday evening brought relief for the people from the sweltering heat in Bagalkot city. Uprooted trees threw traffic out of gear in Kerur town of the district. 

Uttara KannadaRain accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed several parts of the district Saturday midnight. The coastal towns of Honnavar, Ankola, Bhatkal and Karwar received rain for two hours at midnight on Saturday. The Malnad towns of Sirsi, Siddapur, Yellapur and also the towns in the plains like Joida, Haliyal and Mundgod received good rains.

Dakshina KannadaHeavy rains lashed parts of Dakshina Kannada district including Mangaluru city in the wee hours of Sunday. Many low lying areas, including the highway at Kuloor, were waterlogged. Though most parts of the district received heavy rain, water is yet to flow into River Nethravathi, the lifeline of the district.

Lightning kills 3 shepherds
Three shepherds were struck dead by lightning and six people were seriously injured when lightning struck them at Haranagiri village in Ranebennur taluk on Sunday evening, reports DHNS from Haveri.
The dead are Honnappa Hanumappa Kudrihal, 32, Siddappa Ningappa Jallera, 23, and Manjunath Somalingappa Topina, 26. The incident occurred at 4.45 pm, when they were all taking shelter from rain in a hut.

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