Two washed away in flood waters in C'nagar, lightning kills man in Tumkur

Two washed away in flood waters in C'nagar, lightning kills man in Tumkur

Miseries continued even as several parts of the State received heavy rainfall on Saturday. A couple of rain-related deaths were reported from two districts.

Two persons were washed away in flood waters over a bridge between Bisalavadi and Mettilavadi village on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border on Saturday in Chamarajanagar district.

The deceased have been identified as Balaraju (44) and Chandru (50), both residents of Mettilavadi, Talwadi taluk, in Tamil Nadu. They were returning to their village from Karnataka side, when they were washed away in the waters of a stream.  

The residents said that they had warned them against crossing the bridge submerged in water. The body of Balaraju was found one km away from the bridge. The search is on for Chandru. Talwadi Police have registered a case.

25-year-old Manjunath was struck by lightning at Vengalammahalli village in Koratagere taluk of Tumkur district on Saturday. 

The incident occured when he was returning home from his fields. Manjunath took shelter below a tamarind tree as soon as it began raining and was killed by lightning. For the last four days, Tumkur City and the surrounding areas have been receiving good rainfall, while the remaining parts have not received any showers.

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of Shimoga, throwing normal life out of gear, on Saturday. Shimoga, Bhadravati and Thirthahalli received heavy rain in the evening. Shimoga received heavy rain for an hour in the evening. Water overflowing from a canal flooded 20 houses in Rajendranagar.

Tank breaches

Hosanagar, Sagar, Shikaripur and Sorab recorded moderate to heavy rain on Friday night. Vast tracts of paddy fields near Doddajogihalli and Nandihalli in Shikaripura taluk were inundated after a tank breached. 

Water levels are on a steady rise in several tanks in the taluk. Most parts of the district had overcast sky indicating heavy rain in the night.

Hulikal recorded highest rainfall of 103 mm, followed by Yadur (85 mm), Mastikatte (83.30 mm), Mani (43 mm). The water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1814.35 feet against a maximum level of 1,819 feet, as the catchment area received 33.6 mm of rainfall. The inflow of water was 16,496 cusecs and the outflow was 2,207.30 cusecs. 

The dam is short of just 4.45 feet to fill to the brim. As many as 3,700 cusecs of water was released from four crest gates of Bhadra dam as water levels neared the maximum level of 186 feet. The water inflow was 2,954 cusecs and the outflow was 2,653 cusecs.

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