N-Karnataka dists experience thundershowers

N-Karnataka dists experience thundershowers

Thundershowers, coupled with lightning, lashed North Karnataka districts on Friday. Skies opened up in parts of Belagavi, Vijayapura, Bagalkot, Haveri and Gadag districts.

A brief spell of showers Gadag-Betageri and Laxmeshwar on Friday afternoon brought a respite from the sweltering heat. Three persons injured when a tree fell on a saloon near Anjuman Polytechnic.

The injured were admitted to a hospital.

Laxmeshwar town and surrounding villages too received rain for 15 minutes. Strong winds affected power supply in the town. An elderly man was struck dead by lightning near Lokapur in Bagalkot district. The deceased has been identified as Nagappa Ullagaddi (70), a native of Singapur.

It rained hailstones in Hanagal and Ranebennur in Haveri district. Haveri, Byadgi, Hirekerur, Savanur and Shiggaon taluks too experienced thundershowers late in the evening.

Hoovinahadagali town and parts of the taluk in Ballari district recorded moderate to heavy showers for over 30 minutes. Rainwater gushed into several houses in low-lying areas. Paddy and groundnut crops on vast tract of land have been damaged in the untimely rain.

In Shivamogga

Moderate to heavy rains accompanied by strong wind and lightning lashed several parts of Hosanagar taluk in Shivamogga district on Friday. Shivamogga, Bhadravarhi, Sagar, Thirthahalli also received moderate rain in the evening.

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