Bengaluru: Rains continue to batter parts of state - Three lives lost

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, May 27: Rains appeared in the city as well as various other places in the state including Ranebennur, Hoskote and Honnali. Three persons died due to rains in the state on Sunday, May 26.

Virupakshappa (45) died after lightning struck him on Sunday afternoon. He was grazing his cattle in Arehalli village of Nyamathi taluk, Davanagere district. Chidananda Krishnappa Halegoudra (48), native of Gangapur in Ranebennur taluk died due to lightning when he was working his field at Gangapur.

In the meantime, Sathish (35) from the city died late night on Saturday after coming in contact with power line during heavy rain that lashed the city. Because of heavy rain coupled with strong wind, a frond of the coconut tree had fallen on power lines in Ramachandrappa Gardon in Cox Town here. At around midnight on Saturday, Sathish unknowingly stepped on live wire that had got lodged on the road and got electrocuted.

The wind which coupled rain also caused 56 trees from all over the city to get uprooted. Many vehicles were damaged, a few were injured, and traffic was thrown out of gear as a result.


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