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Heavy rains claim two lives in Karnataka

Heavy rains lashing Karnataka have claimed two lives in the last 24 hours with an autodriver dying on spot when a tree fell on his auto here today while one person washed away in flash floods in Bellary district yesterday.



Bangalore: Heavy rains lashing Karnataka have
claimed two lives in the last 24 hours with an autodriver
dying on spot when a tree fell on his auto here today while
one person washed away in flash floods in Bellary district
yesterday.
He was washed away after release of water from Narahalli
reservoir last night led to submersion of a field at
Kuruvekoppa village where four others who were trapped were
rescued by the National Disaster Relief Force, offcial sources
said.
With more than 27,000 cusecs of water dishcarged from
Narihalla yesterday consequent to heavy rains, four villages
were inundated and several agricultural fields in Kuruvekoppa
village submerged, the sources said.

Water logging was reported from low lying areas including
Ejipura, Bilekahalli, Mahadeapura and Bommanahalli.

In a last ditch effort to save their lives, six persons
perched themselved atop a hut. However they were rescued by
helicopter pressed into service by district administration,
officials said.

PTI

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