State receives good rain, Bhima in spate, 4 dead, school flooded in Kolar

karnataka | Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Team Asianet Newsable
Highlights
  • The State has recorded good rains and in some areas flood alert has been sounded.
  • House and wall collapse, and 4 deaths have been reported.
  • Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Chamarajanagara, landslides at around 15 to 20 spots on highways.
  • Tarapura in Vijayapura district has been cut off as water has surrounded the village due to floods in Bhima River.
  • Around 100 children in Cora-In school in Kolara were stranded and rescued by boats.

The State has recorded good rains and in some areas flood alert has been sounded. Kalaburgi, Raichuru, Bidar, Gadag, Koppala, Vijayapura, Bagalakote, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Kolar, Mysuru, Bengaluru rural, Chamarajanagara and other regions have recorded good rains.  As many as 4 deaths have been reported, reported Kannada Prabha.

Shankramma (60) and her daughter Mahadevi (30) died when their house collapsed in Vairavadagi in Vijayapura district. In Sindagi taluk Maganahalli 5 houses have collapsed and a couple are injured. Mounappa (33) and Mahesh (20) died in Chittapura when they were electrocuted while pumping out the water from cement company quarry.

Traffic for around 5 hours was stopped as in Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Chamarajanagara, landslides at around 15 to 20 spots on highways connecting state with Tamil Nadu.

In Kolar Kalahastipura and Vadaguru tanks breeched resulting in water rushing into Cora-In school, adjacent to highway. Around 100 children were stranded and they were rescued by boats.  Water rushed in to the school suddenly and the students huddled in the first floor.  Bengaluru Safety Squad arrived and rescued them by boats.

Tarapura in Vijayapura district has been cut off as water has surrounded the village due to floods in Bhima River. The Vishwashwara Temple at Alamelada is totally inundated. Kanina river in Malakheda in Sedam district also is in spate and water has rushed drowning Uttaradi Mutt Vrindavanas. In Bidar and Sedam water logging is reported in low lying areas. In raichuru walls of several houses collapsed.

In Basapura village in Kavitala tank is overflowing flooding fields. Hussainpura Road and fields are flooded. Crops are destroyed.  In Hulageribanada in Lakshmeshwara, Gadag, a house collapsed a 3 year old child saved miraculously.

Mysuru reported floods following continuous rain on Tuesday. N R MOhalla, Sriramppura, Vidyaranyapuram, Kanakadasa Nagara water rushed into over 25 houses. A crocodile was washed away from Karanji Tank into Kuppanna Park. Srirangapatna reported a house wall collapsed, injuring two women.

KSNMTC scientist Dr Prabhu said rain can be expected in the next 4 days.  

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