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Hulimavu lake breach: 250 Bengaluru houses flooded; Vehicles swept away

Water from Hulimavu lake flooded low-lying houses and inundated roads after the protective wall of the lake collapsed. The wall was allegedly damaged during repair work.
 

Hulimavu lake breach: 250 Bengaluru houses flooded; Vehicles swept away
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Bengaluru, First Published Nov 25, 2019, 10:16 AM IST
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Hulimavu: Water from Bengaluru's Hulimavu lake flooded houses, while roads were inundated on the afternoon of Sunday (November 24) after a protective wall of Hulimavu lake partially collapsed due to repair work that was taking place around the lake.

Efforts are currently ongoing to shift around 250 families affected by the sudden flood which also swept away several cars and two-wheelers.

City mayor M Gautham Kumar said the incident occurred when some people allegedly tried to lay a pipe with the help of an earthmover and the civic body BBMP would investigate into it.

About 250 families had been affected and efforts were on to shift them to safety and provide food, he said. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBPM) officials and the fire and emergency services personnel were carrying out relief work.

Pumps were deployed to flush the water out of basements of residential complexes, while efforts were on by engineers in the civic body to plug the breach, officials said.

With PTI inputs

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