Heavy rains on Tuesday night unleashed havoc at various parts of the city. Water rushed into railway station in Channapatna and Ramanagara delaying the train services. Also, the Bengaluru-Bantwal Highway was totally marooned bringing the traffic to a complete halt. In Hubli and Raichur, two were killed due to lightening. Near Dobbespet in Nelamangala taluk, a huge boulder fell on to the railway track halting Tumakuru – Bengaluru Passenger train. In Honnavara, a fishing boat was caught in storm putting the lives of 23 fishermen in danger. However, they were quickly rescued, reports Kannada Prabha.
In Mysuru, Dasara celebrations were dampened by the rains. Several tanks in the heart of Mysuru City overflowed marooning Kanakagiri, Gundurao Nagara, Srirampura, Hootagalli, Bharathnagar and several extensions. Affected residents were rescued by boats.
The famous Karanji tank over flowed flooding the Mysuru Zoo. Thippayyana Kere tank at Srinivasan Nagara breached, flooding the houses nearby. Tavarekere at Chamundi Hills over flowed flooding JC Nagar. In Bogadi, over 70 houses were flooded. In Mandya, heavy rains caused huge loss to farmers as the crops were destroyed. In Hemmige village, canal breached flooding 50 acres of paddy field washing away the crops. In Srirangapatna, a tree fell on Gali Mayamma temple. Houses collapsed in Kokkare Hundi village. However, none were injured.
In Kagepura in Malavalli taluk, a new bridge under construction gave way and a Nandini milk tanker was stuck in the water blocking traffic. In KR Pete, a KSRTC Bus Stand and the adjacent DCC Bank were completely flooded. In Ramanagar too, the railway station platform was flooded submerging the vehicles parked outside the station.
In Holenarasipura, five dead bodies were found floating in the Hanumanakere tank. The deceased were identified as Anil (22) of Tattekere village, Ajay (24) from Arasikere and Umesh (24) from Shimoga. The bodies of two women are yet to be identified. It is said that the car in which they were travelling had plunged into the canal drowning all the five. After passersby saw the bodies, they informed the police. The police have recovered the car and the bodies, reports Kannada Prabha.
Rain received in the State on Wednesday morning stands at Bengaluru 20 cm, Mysuru 13 cm, Hosakote 11 cm, Anekal 8 cm, Maddur and Nelamangala 7 cm, T Narasipur, HD Kote, Srirangapatna, Kadra, Mundagoda, Mudgal, Bhagamandala, Magadi received 5 cm each, Shravanabelagola, Tiptur, Channapatna and Balehonnur received 4 cm rain each.