Rains continue to lash the capital and all over the State with four more reported dead. One more girl was washed away in Raja Kaluve in the City on Sunday, reported Kannada Prabha.

Narasamma (18) of Krishnappa Gardens, C V Raman Nagar, went to attend nature’s call, slipped and fell into Raja Kaluve and was washed away.  The body of daughter Pushpa was found at Kumbalagodu. Search is on for mother Ningamma’s body.  In Bengaluru Rural district Neelamangala, a youth Manjunath was washed way in Kumudvathi canal. In Maluru, Narendra Rao (33) of Kumbarapete fell into the drain and died. Thippanna (65) of Alakempanahalli died when a wall collapsed over him. In Kalaburgi district, Chincholi taluk Mikaramba village one farmer Shankarappa Sharanappa Kabbaliga (48) died when lightning struck him.

Heavy rains were reported from Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Bagalakote, Belagavi, Dharawada, Mandya, Kolara and Uttara Kannada districts. In Kalaburgi, the body of  a youth who was washed way on Aurad Bridge has been found.

In Bengaluru, HSR Layout received more water and over 100 houses in Hongasandra are flooded. The Kendriya Apartment at Kogilu Cross, Yelahanka, was cut off by water. The residents have been stranded since Saturday. In Vijayapura district, Hadaginala village, the lower bridge at Doni River was totally submerged and five villages have been cut off . Tarapura village in Sindagi has turned into an island.  In Kaluburgi district all rivers are in spate. Benne Tora, Amarja, Gandorinala, Bhima and lower bank Mullamari dam are full to brim.

In Haveri district, Ranebennur taluk, heavy rains caused two tanks to breach, flooding both urban and rural regions.  Hundreds of acres of maize, paddy, onion crops have been destroyed. Over 5000 hen died when water flooded a poultry farm.  In K R Pete a lorry transporting rice sacks fell into a stream when a road caved in, 15 bags of rice got washed way in water.  In Srirangapatna continuous rain caused several fort walls of Tippu period to collapse.  In Mysuru a huge boulder got loosened due to rain and rolled over on to the road at the Chamundi hills road.  Fortunately, there was no traffic at the time of mishap averting a major accident.

On Sunday, the highest rainfall in State was recorded at Mandakuru, Udupi district, of 20 cms. At Kollur 18 cm, Kota and Karkala 13 cms, Mudabidare, KUndapura each 10 cms, Hosakote 9 cms, Shravana Belagola 8 cms, Haveri,, Ranwebennur, Baraguru each 7 cms, Hunchadakatte, Kottigehara 6 cms, Dharmasthala, Kiravatti, Bhagamandala, Malemahadeshwara Hills, Davanagere, Kanakapura, BEtageri recorded 5 cms each, Mangaluru, Honnavara, Karawara, Balehonnur, Yaladuru, Basaralu, Madduru, Bengaluru, Ramanagara received 4 cms,  the rest of the state received 1 or 2 cms rain.

The metrology department has predicted rain up to Deepawali.  The depression over coastal region of Odisha and Andhra are causing the rains.