Rain pounds Ballari for six hours

Rain pounds Ballari for six hours

 Heavy rains which lashed Ballari town for about six hours in the morning wreaked havoc on Sunday.

The rains which commenced at 3 in the morning gained pace till 6 am. However, it lost steam and started to drizzle later. Rainwater gushed into several houses in the low-lying areas in Millerpet and residents were seen struggling to drain the water.

The movement of vehicles was affected on several stretches due to waterlogging. Water had accumulated in the underbridges on Dr Joladarashi Doddanagouda Rangamandira road and Durgamma temple road.

Heavy rains coupled with strong winds brought down the ceiling of a dilapidated house in Cowl Bazaar. However, there have been no reports of any casualties. Basha, the owner of the house said that all the family members were sleeping in front of the house since it was summer. “Heavy winds started blowing around 3 am and even as we were about to enter our house, the ceiling collapsed,” he said.

A huge neem tree collapsed in Car Street damaging a two-wheeler parked beneath it.
The rains were restricted to Ballari town alone and thee was no trace of rain in a radius of 10 km around Ballari.

Raichur town and surrounding areas received heavy rains late on Saturday night. A 35-year-old youth was struck dead by lightning in Gonwar village of Raichur taluk. The deceased has been identified as Eresha.

Lecturer killed

A lecturer from Kanakapura (Ramanagaram district) who was on a trekking to Kumaraparvatha died after lightning struck him near Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday.

According to the police, the deceased is Harish  (29), a resident of Kanakapura.
A total of 12 trekkers had come to Subramanya on Saturday and started their trekking towards Kumaraparvatha which is eight km away from Subramanya. They were clicking photographs near Kallu Chappara when lightning struck Harish.

Several parts of Chamarajanagar district experienced good rains on Sunday. Nanjangud taluk in Mysuru district, Shivamogga and Bhadravathi also received rains.

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