Rain causes widespread damage in parts of state

Hailstorms lashed Gadag and Betageri towns in the early hours of Tuesday, causing extensive damage to property. However, there have been no reports of loss of life. DH file photo

Rains caused widespread damage in the state. Hailstorms lashed Gadag and Betageri towns in the early hours of Tuesday, causing extensive damage to property. However, there have been no reports of loss of life.

Tree branches fell on some houses in Gojanuru village near Lakshmeshwar, damaging many houses. In some cases, huge hailstones fell on cement roofsheets, which were broken to pieces. Scared residents ran out of the houses, along with their children. Electricity poles were uprooted, leading to power disruption. 

Incidents of rooftops being blown away were reported from elsewhere in the district too. Roads were flooded due to overflowing drains in Gadag city.

More than 40 electricity poles were uprooted due to strong winds and hailstorms in villages of Hosapete taluk, Ballari district. Tanks have been filled in these villages.

Agriculture fields were inundated with rainwater in many places due to rain and thunderstorms in Davangere district. Losses to paddy farmers have been put at Rs 41.98 lakh.

The deputy commissioner has promised to provide compensation to farmers affected by the showers.

The water level in River Tungabhadra in the taluk has risen by 4.6 feet in the last few days, Revenue department officials said.

A woman software engineer from Chennai died as a tree got uprooted and fell on an autorickshaw in which she was travelling in Mysuru on Monday night.

Police said the tree got uprooted due to the heavy rains and high-intensity winds. Revathi (25), an employee of Infosys in Chennai, had come to Mysuru on a project of her company. She was supposed to report to her office on Wednesday and hence, she was bound for the railway station on Monday night to catch a train to Chennai. The mishap occurred on KRS Road in front of the ESI Hospital.

Showers were reported in many places of Hosadurga taluk in Chitradurga district. Uprooting of electricity poles led to power outages.

A heavy downpour on Monday night threw life out of gear in Hoovinahadagali taluk of Ballari district.

There have been rains on alternate days in the taluk in the last one week. Agriculture activities have intensified in the taluk. Water bodies have been filled up.

Rain lashed Kalagi and Chincholi taluks in Kalaburagi district in the evening. As many as 10 electricity poles were uprooted in the town. Heavy rain accompanied by gusty wind lashed Chincholi taluk on Monday night, causing damages. Plantain crops were destroyed near Kallur Road in the taluk. As many as 50 electricity poles were uprooted due to rain and winds in the taluk on Monday night.

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