Rains lash parts of state

Rains lash parts of state

Many places in the state received the first rain this summer, bringing relief from the scorching heat.

Rains were reported in Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts. The showers helped to douse the fire in the Nagarahole National Park and Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

The water crisis facing wildlife is likely to ease, following the rain.  Hunsur town and adjoining villages received good rains towards afternoon. The rain, which started around 3.40 pm lashed for nearly an hour. Parts of Nanjangud taluk also received rains.

Parts of Mandya district, including Mandya city, received mild showers. There were reports of light rains in Yalandur and Kollegal taluks of Chamarajanagar district.

Sakleshpur town and surrounding villages in Hassan district experienced rain for around one hour on Monday. Moderate rain lashed Gubbi and Madhugiri taluks in Tumakuru district. Two persons, including a 13-year-old girl, were struck dead by lightning in Gubbi.

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