Chamarajanagara: Heavy rains that lashed on the night of Sunday September 4 destroyed crops worth lakhs and damaged few houses in the District. A person died on spot after wall of the house collapsed on him while sleeping at Duddahalli in the Taluk.
The deceased has been identified as Murthy (32), a farmer in Duddahalli. He succumbed to injuries after dilapidated house wall collapsed on him. Budipadaga Bridge in the Taluk has submerged with 3 feet of water lowing on the bridge and traffic completely closed. The bridge, whose side had collapsed due to heavy rains, has now submerged and the connection to the village has been cut off. In addition, an electric pole has also fallen on the bridge. The people unable to cross the bridge are stranded in village. The villagers have demanded that the bridge be repaired immediately.
In Gundlupete Taluk, Begur Police Station has submerged, and the premises is water-logged. Malegere of the Taluk , which was flooded after 26 years just a few days ago is again flooded again. The lake is full and the water is flowing rapidly onto the road and there is a situation where it is not possible to walk on the connecting bridge. Due to Malegere water, people and school children in Kalanahundi, Kalpura, Halepura and other villages have lost outside contact.
MLA narrowly escapes danger
Due to continuous rain, a tree fell on the bridge and the incident took place near Chandakawadi of Chamarajanagara Taluk. It is said that MLA Puttarangshetty, who was coming to Chamarajanagara, crossed the bridge 5 to 10 minutes before the tree fell and narrowly escaped the danger.
In Haradanahalli of Chamarajanagara Taluk water is overflowing on road and has entered Doddamole, and Agricultural Science Centre. Chandukatte Mole village connectivity has been cut. Bhubbehunase Reservoir of Hanur Taluk has filled to maximum level. Police have taken precautionary measures to prevent people from crossing the ditch as Thatthehalla is overflowing.
Due to heavy rains, Indira canteen in B. Rachaiah road is filled with water. Authorities are trying hard to clear the water from many low level areas.