Rains claim 2 lives in Chitradurga

Hundreds of houses collapse; extensive damage to crops has been reported

Rains claim 2 lives in Chitradurga

Two rain-related deaths were reported from Molkalmuru taluk in Chitradurga district.  Pravee n (22), son of Veerupakshaiah, died on the spot as lightning struck him while grazing cattle in Siddayyanakote village in Rayapur gram panchayat limits on Saturday. In an another incident, Vandana (14), daughter of Purushottam from Rampur village slipped and fell into the checkdam constructed over a stream, on Saturday.

As many as 36 houses have collapsed in the heavy rains which pounded Davangere district since Friday night. The loss has been estimated at Rs 2.25 lakh. In Davangere taluk, eight houses have partially collapsed, two in Harihar, 15 in Honnalli and 11 houses in Channagiri taluk have been damaged. Livestock including two cows and a calf have died at Malebennur in Harihar taluk.

Chikmagalur

Several houses have collapsed and crops have been extensively damaged in Tarikere and Kadur taluks of Chikmagalur.

In Tarikere, roads have turned into streams with 32 ponds and tanks breached due to continuous rains since Thursday night. The engineering division of the Zilla Panchayat had informed that damages to the tune of more than Rs five crore has been reported.

Several tanks and ponds in Amruthapura, Koranahalli, Ajjampura, Hadikere, Neralkere, Baragenahalli, Siddarahalli, Belenahalli, Bettadahalli, Gulladamane, Doranalu, Lingadahalli, Kamanadurga, Hunasaghatta in the taluk have been breached and the roads are submerged. The village accountants and the revenue inspectors have been instructed to assess the agricultural and horticultural crop damage in Tarikere taluk, said Tahsildar Krishna Kumar.

Gruel centres have been opened at A Rangapur village and temporary arrangements have been made for the villagers to stay. In Hadagali and Thimmapur villages of Kadur taluk, 300 acres of land has been inundated and onions, chilli, coriander and maize crops have been extensively damaged, informed Tahsildar B R Roopa.

Ambedkar houses in Hogarehalli, Galihalli and Kadur have been damaged and sugarcane crops in Emmedoddi area have also been damaged. Six houses in Ambedkar Nagar have collapsed in Kadur town and eight houses have been partially damaged.

Haveri

Rains which have been pounding Haveri district since Thursday, have now reduced to a drizzle. Several houses have collapsed partially in the last 24 hours. The historic Magada Masuru tank has breached causing heavy damages to crops. Till Friday, two houses were completely collapsed and a total of 290 houses were partially collapsed. A total of 31 houses in Ranebennur, 33 in Byadagi, one in Shiggaon, eight in Hangal and 31 in Hirekerur have collapsed in the last 24 hours. Crops in total 597 hectares of land in the district have been destroyed.

Gadag

Gadag district received good rains on Saturday afternoon. Nargund town received light rains at several places. Mulgund, Chinchali, Sortur and Kadampur have also received good rains in Gadag taluk and Shirahatti taluk has also received light rainfall. Trees have been uprooted at several places.

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