Showers continue in Kolar, CB'Pur

Rain continued to pound Kolar district on Tuesday night also. The district recorded a rainfall of 127.80 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Vadaguru tank on the town outskirts overflowed and water entered Kor-In school on NH-75. The personnel of the State Disaster Response Force rescued 45 students and 35 staff from the marooned school.

The water entered the premises at around 3 am. Classrooms, auditorium, hostel, library, staff quarters and playgrounds were flooded by morning.

The students and the staff took shelter in the first floor of the building. Local people called police and fire and emergency services.

They, in turn, informed the State Disaster Response Force, which arrived from Bengaluru. They used dinghies to rescue the stranded students and staff in a phased manner.

They have been sheltered in a nearby church temporarily. Taluk administration has made arrangements to provide food for them. The lands in the vicinity of the school and Kembodi Road are under water.

A huge tree collapsed in Murandahalli of the taluk, damaging two houses and electrical poles. Rainwater entered into around 20 houses in Honnenahalli and Nadupalli. Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer Kaveri took stock of the situation in Honnenahalli.

An aged woman was injured after the chimney of a brick kiln crashed on the ceiling of the neihbouring house in Alambadi of Malur taluk.

The wall of a house and chimney of another brick kiln collapsed in Lakkuru while a government school and a house caved in Byranahalli.

The officials of the revenue, agriculture and horticulture department have commenced a survey for assessing the damage caused to crops due to rain.

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