Districts in South, Central K'taka receive widespread rain

Districts in South, Central K'taka receive widespread rain

Districts in South and Central Karnataka experienced widespread rain on Wednesday night and Thursday.

Heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, lashed Mysuru city and surrounding areas for around two hours on Thursday evening.

A few trees were uprooted and branches of trees snapped at several areas in the city due to the high-intensity winds.

The rain, which started around 3 pm in the city continued for two hours. After a brief lull, it started again, inconveniencing the people and vehicle users.

Rain accompanied by thunder and lightning killed six persons in Periyapatna, Mysuru district. Varuna hobli received heavy downpour on Wednesday night.

The rains which started at 12.30 am continued up to 2 am.

Hassan district also received heavy rains on Wednesday night and on Thursday.

One person was killed in the lightning strike at Arkalgud, on Thursday.

Mandya city and district also experienced heavy rain from Wednesday night to early morning.

The Bengaluru-Mysuru highway, near Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, was waterlogged.

A huge boulder and mud caved in on Visvesvaraya Canal near Peehalli in the taluk. Rainwater inundated the bus stand at KR Pet.

Chamarajanagar district too received good rains.

Traffic movement on National Highway 234 near Bukkapatna in Sira taluk, Tumakuru district, was affected for hours as the road remained under water owing to the overflowing Pinkitanki stream.

Bukkapatna tank is full to the brim following incessant showers for the last one week

A total of 10 houses were damaged and vast tract of farm with standing crops were submerged at several villages, including Dasodi, Ganadhal, under Huliyar hobli of Chikkanayakanahalli taluk following the downpour on Wednesday evening.

Moderate to heavy rain lashed Hosadurga and several villages in the taluk, in Chitradurga district, on Thursday evening.

The sudden downpour left many houses at Kote and Kobaripete layouts in the town inundated.

A portion of a fort, said to be built by Madakari Nayaka, was damaged in the rain and lightning.

After a brief lull, thunderstorm lashed Chincholi taluk in Kalaburagi district on Thursday afternoon for more than 30 minutes.

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