Rain derails life, man washed away near Bellary

Rain derails life, man washed away near Bellary

Heavy showers were reported in many parts of the State on Saturday, including capital Bangalore. A 20-year-old man was washed away in water overflowing from a pond near Karur village near Bellary.

K Nagaraj drowned when he had taken his buffalo to the pond so that it can drink water at around 7 am. His body is yet to be traced.

It started raining in the taluk, accompanied by strong winds, since Friday night and continued till the early hours on Saturday morning. The heavy rain that lashed Shimoga city on Friday night led to chaos in low-lying areas as water gushed into houses at many places.

Around 25 houses at Ameer Ahmed colony near the railway station were waterlogged late in the night, as the stormwater drain was flooded.

There was knee-deep water in houses and people were busy emptying out the water. Household articles and utensils were flooded following the incessant rain. Vehicles parked on the roadside were inundated.

The situation was similar in Ashwathnagar, Wadi-a-Huda and other low-lying areas.
Bhadravathi, Sagar, Thirthahalli, Sorab, Shikaripur and Hosanagar received good rains on Friday night. Most parts of the district received moderate rain on Saturday.

Crops damaged

Cotton, chilli, jowar and paddy crops were damaged after a pond overflowed at Kammarachedu village in Bellary taluk. People faced inconvenience as the bridge connecting the village to the outer world was submerged. Rainwater entered most houses in the village and the nearby Malegadde camp. While Bellary city recorded 66.8 mm of rain, Kudathini in the taluk received 10 cm. Furniture and computers at the school in Kammarachedu were found floating. Traffic was affected on the Rupanagudi-Bellary road. Sewage overflowed on to the roads in Koppal city, throwing traffic out of gear.
It has been raining for the past couple of days in Raichur district, including the city. This has brought joy among the farming community. 

Moderate rain lashed Dakshina Kannada and Chikmagalur on Saturday. Though Mangalore received rain in the morning, it receded by noon. The sky remained overcast throughout the day. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea in the next 24 hours.

It drizzled in Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta, Ankola and Karwar in Uttara Kannada district since Friday night. Normal life was thrown out of gear in Mundagod following heavy rains. Sirsi, Siddapur, Yellapur, Haliyal and Joida received good showers.

Kushalnagar in Kodagu district experienced drizzling throughout the day. Koodige, Hebbale, Shirangala, Hosakote and surrounding areas too received rain.