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Rains claim six lives in state

Rains claim six lives in state

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Oct 23 2019:  Though city and surroundings did not face serious impact from rain warnings early this week the crises is still not over. Six people were killed on October 22,  Tuesday as heavy rains continued to wreak havoc across the state for the second day.



A farmer was washed away in the swollen Malaprabha river in Bagalkot district while an elderly woman was buried alive after her house collapsed. Wall collapse claimed two more lives — that of a woman in Davangere taluk and a 40-year-old man in Ganjigere village of KR Pet taluk of Mandya district.

A farmer in Haveri district committed suicide after he lost his onion crop to the deluge. Hasagal village of Koppal district recorded another casualty after a boy drowned in a tank. A man is suspected to have been washed away in rainwater in Holehonnur of Shivamogga district.

The Kampli-Gangavathi bridge is under water, snapping road connectivity to Bidar, Kalaburagi, Raichur and many places in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. People are advised to take heed and be prepared for any eventuality.

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