Showers hit normal life in N-K dists

Showers hit normal life in N-K dists

Showers were reported from many places in the state on Sunday.

Rain accompanied by gusty winds brought down a heavy tree at Chittapur in Kalaburagi district in the afternoon, causing hardships for motorists. There was widespread rain across the taluk.

Thunderstorms were also reported from Bidar, Bhalki and Basavakalyan in Bidar district.

It started raining at 2 pm and continued till 3.30 pm, bringing the temperature down. Showers were reported from Sindhanur in Raichur district, where Mehboobsab Rajanayak was struck dead by lightning at around 2 pm. Four sheep died after they were struck by lightning.

Hanamantha, 44, and his son Bheemanna, 14, were struck dead by lightning at Sharadahalli in Shahapur taluk, Yadgir district. Mounesh Piragara, 12, died after he was hit by lightning at Surpur taluk of the same district.

Basavalingappa, 32, was struck dead by lightning while he was returning from a temple at Mylapura in Yadgir taluk.

Twelve sheep died when lightning struck them at Ramasamudra in the taluk. A 16-year-old boy died when lightning hit him at the Porawala college ground in Sindhagi, Vijayapura district when he was taking part in an athletics training session. The victim is Satish Narayanapura of Bammanahalli in the taluk.

Showers accompanied by winds, thunder and lightning were reported from Gajendragad in Gadag district. Trees and electricity poles were uprooted in many villages, disrupting power supply.

A downpour was reported from Badami in Bagalkot district also.

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