Heavy rains wreak havoc in Bellary dist

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Bellary dist

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Bellary dist

Heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorm lashed a few taluks of Bellary district on Tuesday night.

Sugarcane, maize, onion and other several other crops in Hoovinahadagali, Hagaribommanahalli and Hospet taluks have been extensively damaged incurring lakhs of rupees loss. 

Hagaribommanahalli, Mariyammanahalli, Hoovinahadagali, Hirehadagali, Beerabbi, Nagathibasapur, Uttangi, Itagi, Holalu, Mailar and other villages have received rainfall for more than two hours. 

A large quantity of maize spread over Mailar Road on the outskirts of Hadagali town have been completely washed out.

Speaking with Deccan Herald, farmers K Prakash and Suresh of Hirehadagali and Doddamani Dilleppa of Beerabbi village, shared their woes. 

“We have taken loans to cultivate crops. Heavy rainfall has only dashed our hopes. With damages to such an extent, we are in a pathetic situation,” they expressed. 

Meanwhile, a family of three, including an eight-year-old girl, suffered injuries when the wall of a neighbouring house collapsed on their hut due to sudden rain at Indira Colony, Udaygiri in Mysore City on Tuesday.

The injured are Ateeq Ahmed (40), his wife Sayeeda Bhanu, (35), and their daughter Bibi Ayesha. 

The family was living in the hut abutting the backside wall of the house belonging to Meenakshi. 

The incident occurred close to midnight hours when both the families were sleeping. Police rushed the victims to KR Hospital, where they are undergoing treatment. No complaint has been lodged.

Killed by lightning

Mallappa Erappa Neelgund alias Hurakadli (55) was struck by lightning while he had gone to the fields to clean the maize crops at Konnur village in Nargund taluk on Tuesday. 

While seeking shelter below a tree from the lashing rain, Mallappa was struck by lightning. 

The incident came tol light when his family members went in search of him in the fields, when he did not return despite dusk.