Rain pounds coastal districts, Dharwad

Rain pounds coastal districts, Dharwad

Heavy rain lashes Nargund town in Gadag taluk on Monday. (Right) The KSRTC bus stand in Chamarajanagar was flooded due to downpour on Monday. DH Photos

The coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi received heavy rain late on Sunday night.

Heavy rain coupled with gusty wind, which lashed Udupi district, has paralysed normal life. Trees and electrical poles were uprooted at several places affecting power supply. Rainwater entered into houses in Shireebeedu area. Several houses were damaged in Karkala. The district has recorded an average rainfall of 34.33 mm in the last 24 hours.

Heavy rain coupled with lightning and thunder lashed different parts of Dakshina Kannada, on Sunday night. Electrical appliances in several houses were damaged due to lightning. Siddappaji, a constable attached to Central Armed Reserve was injured when lightning struck him at Nehru Maidan. A construction worker died after lightning struck him at Sarolikere in Nelyadi. The deceased has been identified as Peter D’Souza (38).

The road connecting Hosmata bridge built across Gundya stream partially collapsed following heavy rain on Monday morning. In the last 24 hours, the district recorded an average of 49.8 mm rainfall.

Heavy rains accompanied by lightning and thunder lashed Nippani town in Belagavi district on Monday. A 18-year-old youth was killed after lightning struck him on Nichanaki-Dombarakoppa road. There were reports of showers in Bailhongal taluk.

Moderate to heavy rain lashed Dharwad city for the second consecutive day on Monday. Overcast condition prevailed from afternoon and heavy downpour accompanied with gusty winds was witnessed for around 30 minutes.Nargund in Gadag district received heavy rain for more than 30 minutes on Monday evening. There were reports of rain in Chincholi taluk of Kalaburagi district and Chamarajanagar also.

Heavy rain lashed Shivamogga for about 20 minutes in the evening.