Heavy rain continues to torment Hyderabad-Karnataka districts

Heavy rain continues to torment Hyderabad-Karnataka districts

Two persons, including an engineering college staff, were killed in rain-related mishaps as heavy showers, accompanied by thunder and lightning, continued to pound Hyderabad-Karnataka districts on Sunday.

Avinash Hirolle (23), an employee of Basavakalyan Engineering College in Bidar district, was electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire while clearing rainwater from an under-construction building of the college.

In the other rain-related death, a 40-year-old Shankrappa Chengeti was killed in a lightning strike at Mukhramba in Chincholi taluk of Kalaburagi district on Sunday. The incident occurred when he was working in his field.

The downpour that lashed Maski town in Raichur district on Saturday night left several houses and Urdu medium school inundated. More than 10 houses have suffered partial damage in the rain.

Many roads in Kottur town, Ballari district, were flooded following heavy showers on Saturday night. The overnight rain has thrown life out of gear in the town. Nimbalagere and Ujjaiani and surrounding villages were cut off owing to the overflowing streams.

Lakshmeshwar town in Gadag district witnessed heavy rain on Saturday night and Sunday. Several houses have suffered damage in the rain. BT Cotton, sunflower and other crops on a vast tract of land in the villages under Lakshmeshwar hobli have remain submerged.

Parts of Bagalkot district, including Banahatti town, experienced downpour on Sunday evening. Karwar town and several parts of Uttara Kannada district witnessed light to moderate showers throughout the day on Sunday.

Man killed

An elderly man was killed when a portion of tiled-roof caved in following an incessant rain in Malur taluk, Kolar district, on Sunday. The deceased, Thippanna, a resident of Kempanahalli, was sleeping when the roof collapsed. More than 10 houses have suffered extensive damage in the taluk.

Torrential rain for the past three days has breached Bittegowdanahalli lake in Hassan taluk on Saturday night. Water entered agricultural fields inundating ragi, maize and ginger crops causing loss to the farmers.

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