Rain continue to lash Chikmagalur and Kodagu district on Wednesday. The rain brought a relief to the citizens from scorching sun.
The rain details are as follows: Chikmagalur city - 47 mm, Vasthare - 24.4 mm, Joladal - 28 mm, Aldur - 30.4 mm, Kadur 36 mm, Yagati - 21.2 mm, Basarikatte - 19.7 mm, Lakkavalli - 35.4 mm, Bukkambudi - 58 mm, Hunasaghatta - 39.5 mm, Rangenahalli - 24.2 mm, N R Pura - 34 mm, Megaramakki - 30 mm, Kigga - 29 mm, Thanigebail - 17.6 mm.
Two houses were damaged when a lightning struck it at Samse village in N R Pura taluk on Tuesday night. Television set, refrigerator and cup board were damaged in the house of Abraham in Samse due to lightning.
His wife Susamma has received mild shock. She was also injured as a lamp fell on her and has been admitted to the hospital. Over 200 packs of dry grass were burnt and metre board has been completely damaged.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, Abraham said that five members of the family were fast asleep on Tuesday night, when the lightning struck the house. “I do not know what happened as I fell unconscious. When I woke up, my neighbour took my injured wife to the hospital. I have incurred a loss of around Rs 1.5 lakh,” he said.
A commercial complex near Abraham’s house too was damaged, incurring a loss of Rs one lakh.
Shanivarasanthe received heavy rain on Tuesday night. The drains were filled with water. The rain brought smile on the face of coffee growers.