Rain: Inflow to Almatti dam increases

Rain: Inflow to Almatti dam increases

The inflow to Lal Bahadur Shastry (Almatti) reservoir has increased following heavy in river Krishna catchment area in the state.

The inflow of water to the reservoir, which was 60,000 cusec on Sunday, crossed 70,000 cusec on Monday morning. By afternoon, it crossed 90,000. A Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Limited source said 15 gates of the reservoir (out of the total 26) have been opened to release excess water.

Meanwhile, the flood in river Doni has increased. The river water has entered agricultural fieds near Sarawad causing damage to crops. In Sindagi, rainwater has entered houses and shops.

In the meantime, heavy rain lashed Dharwad city for more than two hours bringing the city to a standstill position on Monday. The rain which began at 3 am continued to pound the city till 5.30 pm.

Following rain, all the roads in the city were waterlogged and led to traffic congestion for more than 30 minutes. The important junctions, namely Toll Naka and Jubilee Circle, were completely waterlogged. As a result, the vehicle users and pedestrians had a tough time to wade through.

A portion of a house located near Murughamutt on outskirts of the city collapsed. However, no injury to life has been reported.

The rainwater gushed into the houses and temples located at Koppadkeri, Malapur, and Sadhunavar Estate and people were found draining the water throughout night.

However, this rain has brought cheer among the farmers as they are gearing up for rabi cultivation. The rural parts of the taluk too witnessed moderate rain.

Meanwhile, three people of a family were killed when the roof of their house collapsed on them, following heavy rain, at Gajendragad in Gadag district early Monday morning.

The deceased are Abdulsab Muchchali, 55, his grandaughters Nazim Davalsab, 8, and Muskan Davalsab. They were living as tenants in a house owned by one Rayabagi at Kolliyavara Katri.

The girls were living with their grandparents, while their father lived in a separate house.
G S Patil, the local MLA, has given a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the family. Deputy Commissioner Manoj Jain and other officials visited the spot.

3 meet watery grave
Three people met a watery grave by falling in Krishi Hond situated outskirts of Ladwanti village in Basavakalyan taluk of district. The incident was reported late Sunday evening.

It is suspected that due to heavy rains in last few days, the farm pond was full and the deceased died as a result of it.

Police said the deceased were identified as Keshav Biradar (32) and his wife Satyavati (30) both residents of Baknal village of Basavakalyan Taluk. The other deceased was Laxmi Indrajeet Wadekar (40). All three deceased belong were agriculturists.

Police said that while returning home after finishing their routines in the fields, they went to the farm pond ('honda') to wash up.

Losing balance, Satyavati fell in to water and her husband Keshav and Laxmi dived in too, in a bid to save her from drowning. However, as fate would have it, all three drowned in the deep pond.  

A case of unnatural death has been registered by the Mantal police who are investigating.

It maybe recalled that two days back Shivaji Laxman (26), resident of Handikera village of Aurad taluk was washed away while crossing a rivulet. Shivaji Laxman's body surfaced few hundred meters away from low-line bridge Hakyal to Khatgaon on Sunday.

Struck by lightning

Seventeen sheep were killed by a lightening strike in Madgul village of Humanabad taluk. Tahsildhar DM Pani and other official visited the spot.

DH News Service

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