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First showers of year claim a life each in Mandya, Mysuru

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Mandya: The first showers of the year claimed two lives in Mysuru and Mandya Districts.

A girl died after a coconut tree fell on her while going in a bike at Doddapalya Doddi near Srirangapattana of the District on Saturday March 19. The deceased Priyanka (12) was going in bike with her father Nagaraju and mother Prema and brother Chetan. An uprooted coconut tree fell on the bike due to heavy wind, and Priyanka was hurt due to the impact. Though she was immediately shifted to hospital she succumbed to injuries.

The father Nagaraju who was seriously injured is being treated at hospital. The mother and brother Chetan have escaped unhurt. Srirangapatana Rural Police has registered a case. Several vehicles also were damaged after branches fell on them.

In another incident at Mysuru District, a farmer died after a lightning struck him at Hanasoge Village in Saligrama Taluk on Saturday March 19. It is said that the deceased Siddalinga Naika (72) working in the field took shelter under a tree during heavy rains. The lightning that struck the tree killed Naika too. KR Nagar Police has registered a case. The farmer leaders have urged the Government to provide compensation to the family of Naika.

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