Rain lashes several districts in state

With the rain, the inflow of water to river Bhadra and its tributaries have increased. The rain also watered paddy fields. (DH File Photo)

Heavy rain lashed different parts of the state on Saturday.

Sky remained overcast throughout the day since morning at Kalasa in Chikkamagaluru district. The rain was accompanied by lightning and thunder. With the rain, the inflow of water to river Bhadra and its tributaries have increased. The rain also watered paddy fields.

Rainwater entered several houses in Balehonnur town. Some houses are damaged in the rain. The town received heavy rain, accompanied by lightning and thunder, for over half an hour. Many hotels, shops and commercial establishments are inundated following the sudden rain. Due to lack of proper drainage system, the rainwater is overflowing on the roads.

Jayapura and surrounding areas also received heavy rain.

Meanwhile, a man was killed in a lightning strike following heavy rain near Masarguppi village in Athani taluk in Belagavi district. The deceased has been identified as Shivappa Nadhatti (28).

Parts of Belagavi city, surrounding areas and Athani town received the rain in the evening. Parts of Dakshina Kannada, including Puttur and Mangaluru, received light showers in the evening. Kora hobli in Tumakuru district heavy rain on Friday night. The rain, which started midnight, lashed till 5 am on Saturday. In all, the hobli recorded a rainfall of 54 mm. As a result, lakes and tanks are brimming. Ragi and maize fields have been inundated at Brahmasandra, Kestur, Hirethotlukere and Chikkathotlukere villages.

Heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Kalaburagi district. Hailstorm was reported from Kanapura village in Chincholi taluk.

Following the rain, a tree was uprooted on Chincholi-Bhalki SH 75 near Kanapura and movement of traffic was affected for more than an hour. A buffalo was struck dead by lightning when it was grazing in a field at Kalamandaragi in Kamalapur taluk. The buffalo priced Rs 40,000 belonged to one Mahadevappa Shamarao Wadi. A calf has also been injured.

Following heavy rain, many low-lying areas in Kalaburagi city was flooded. Heavy showers also lashed different parts of Chamarajangar district.

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