4 killed as heavy rain lashes Old Mysuru

4 killed as heavy rain lashes Old Mysuru

4 killed as heavy rain lashes Old Mysuru

Four people were killed and one person sustained injures in separate incidents when lightning struck them in Hassan, Mandya and Mysuru districts on Tuesday. Three cows also died due to lightning.

Parts of Hassan, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar and Mandya districts received heavy rain on Tuesday evening. Murali (35) and Vijaykumar of Basavanahalli, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan district were killed when lightning struck them. Krishnaraj Urs (35) of Rajanabelaguli, Periyapatna taluk, Mysuru district was killed due to lightning when he was working in the field. He took shelter from the showers under a tree around 4.30 pm when the lightning struck him, killing him on the spot. Another person Eshwarappa, who sustained burns, has been admitted to KR Hospital in Mysuru for treatment.

Sujatha Ramesh (45) was killed at Rudrakshipura, Maddur taluk, Mandya district. It is said she was taking the cattle to a shelter when the lightning struck her.

Hassan city and surrounding areas received heavy rain for more than half an hour. Rainwater entered a few houses at Beeranahalli Layout in the city. There was traffic disruption on Belagodu-Sakaleshpur Road as a huge tree got uprooted and fell on electricity poles at Lakkunda.

Houses damaged
More than 30 houses were damaged as the roofs of the houses were blown away due to heavy winds at Basavanahalli Koppal in Ramanathapura hobli, Hassan district. Gundlupet taluk and parts of Bandipur forests in Chamarajanagar district too received rain on Tuesday.

Heavy showers lashed different parts of Kodagu district on Tuesday. Kushalnagar and Siddapura received rain coupled with lightning for more than half an hour. The sky remained overcast throughout the day in Madikeri and Virajpet.

Mudigere taluk, Chikkamagaluru district, received heavy rainfall for more than one hour. The rain affected tender mangoes grown on trees in the region. Following the rain, electricity supply was disrupted. The showers brought cheer to coffee planters and farmers.
DH News Service