Downpour derails normal life in several parts of state

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Pre-monsoon showers continued to hit normal life in many parts of the state on Wednesday.

The movement of vehicles on Naragund-Ron state highway near Yavagal has been suspended as rainwater is flowing over the Bennehalla bridge following heavy rain since Tuesday night. The heavy downpour has affected the normal life.

The Ron-bound passengers are facing difficulty to reach their destination. The buses were seen stranded in the middle of the highway in some villages.

Students were not able to attend classes on Wednesday. Some passengers paid three times of the fare to reach Ron via Navalgund and Belavanaki route.

The normal vehicular movement was also affected by heavy rain at Surkod and Kurlageri in the taluk.

A motorcyclist, Yallappa Jabannavar, sustained serious injuries when he lost control on his vehicle and fell down while driving on a waterlogged road at Haralakatti in Saundatti taluk. He has been admitted to KIMS Hospital in Hubballi.

Rainwater has entered five houses and farm fields at Bhairanahatti.

Meanwhile, farmers are making preparations to sow groundnut and jowar seeds in their fields. River Malaprabha is overflowing near Konnur.

A house was partially damaged at Beedugondanahalli Thanda in Ubrain hobli, Channagiri taluk, Davangere district. Malathibai, who was in the house, was injured in the incident. Thunderstorm has affected three acres of banana plantation at Hebbalagere village in the taluk.

Heavy rain lashed Hosapete town and taluk on Tuesday night.

The rain has brought down the increasing temperature in Hampi and other villages. Rainwater is flowing to Kamalapur tank and Rayarakere.

The inflow of water to Tungabhadra has also increased. A pond, on the way to famous Vijaya Vitthala temple in Hampi, has received a new look as rainwater has flown into it.

Rainwater has gushed into agricultural land destroying banana and sugarcane crops.

Two shepherds - Mailari (19) and Sanju (13) - were killed when lightning struck them near Narappanakere in Nyamathi taluk in Davangere district. The incident occurred when they had taken the sheep to a lake.

Following heavy rain in Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan district and Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru district, the inflow to Hemavathi Dam has increased.

The dam received 2,322 cusec of water and the outflow is 200 cusec. The inflow and outflow was 269 and 150 cusec, respectively, on the corresponding day in 2017.

The water storage capacity of the dam is 2,922 ft and the water level was 2,864 ft on Wednesday morning.

Kodagu district received 51.55 mm rain in 24 hours, till 8.30 am on Wednesday.

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