Mangaluru, Oct 08, 2019: Southwest monsoon continued to bring unprecedented October rain in parts of Karnataka and parts of coastal and Malnad regions. Many districts experienced wet weather in last few days.
Heavy showers in the night intervening Saturday and Sunday, have set many lakes and ponds flooding vast tract of crops. Many houses have been damaged in the rain across Karnataka. Parts of Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Tumakuru and coastal districts also experienced intermittent showers.
Three of a family died in their sleep when a portion of their house collapsed on them at Kiresuru in Bagalkot taluk.
Deceased are: Erappa Hadapad (60), wife Gowravva (55) and their son Ningappa (38). Ningappa’s wife Savitha and Tanu escaped unhurt in the incident. The mud ceiling was weakened by torrential rain and caved in on late Saturday night.
Districts have received widespread rain, coupled with thunder and lightning. A cow was killed in a lightning strike at Nidagundi near Almatti.
Three cattle were struck dead by lightning heavy showers continue to pour misery on Haveri district.
Torrential rain in the early hours of Sunday flooded the roads and low-lying areas in Haveri, causing grave hardships to the residents. Haveri town has recorded 11 cm of rain in the last 24 hours (ending 8.30 am on Sunday) while Shiggaon registered 10 cm.
Overnight rain has hit normal life in Gadag. Unrelenting rain and the ongoing civic works have turned the main roads and the ones in residential areas slush fields. Shivamogga city and several parts of the district, including Shikaripur and Sorab, witnessed light to moderate rain intermittently.
Walls of several houses at Khanthota near Veeranarayana Temple have caved in. Tree falls were reported on Mulgund Naka Road. Standing crops on vast tracts in Toranagallu and Kamalapur hoblis, Huvina Hadagali taluk in Ballari district have been damaged in the rain.
Many parts of Chitradurga district experienced heavy rains between Saturday night and the wee hours of Sunday. Overnight rain has filled many lakes and ponds in the district, bringing cheer to the farmers. But, urban life has been out of gear through September and October now. The weather men have finally said that the SW monsoon is now set to withdraw more than 45 days late.