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One dead and one injured in fury of rain in parts of Karnataka

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jul 27, 2022

A 16-year-old boy was killed after part of the basement wall collapsed on top of him in Hubballi, while a 20-year-old woman was injured after a lightning strike following heavy rain in the Siddapur taluk of Karwar district on Wednesday.

Darshan Vishwanath Hirapur (16) was trying to stop water from gushing inside his uncle’s saloon in the basement of a shopping complex on Gokul Road when part of the wall collapsed towards 4:45 p.m. He was seriously injured and died instantly.

Hirapur from Kalaburagi district moved to his uncle’s house for about 15 days to attend a paramedic course in Hubballi. He had to be admitted to college, so he started working with his uncle in the saloon.

Jyoti Annappa Naik, a resident of Hemagar village in Siddapur taluk was injured by lightning. She was admitted to a hospital in Shivamogga for treatment.

Heavy rains hit Halyal, Siddapur, Bhatkal taluks in Uttara Kannada district, Kalaburagi town, Chincholi, Chittapur and Sedam taluks in Kalaburagi district, Arkalgud in Hassan district, Holalkere in Chitradurga, Suntikoppa, Napoklu, Somwarpet and Shanivarasanthe in Kodagu District, Piriyapatna in Mysuru District, parts of Tumakuru and Vijayapura Districts on Tuesday evening and Wednesday.

Kolar town and parts of the district recorded rainfall of 3.5 mm till 8 p.m.

Kagina River flash floods overwhelmed a bridge in Sangavi (M) village in Sedam taluk

Bodies found

The bodies of a couple, washed away by flash floods in the Kagina River at Jattur in Chincholi taluk of Kalaburagi district, were found on Wednesday.

Buggap Narasappa (60) and Yadamma Buggappa (55) were returning from Chandravancha village after selling vegetables when the incident occurred. They entered the river to cross Chandravancha to reach Mantatti, their native place. They were washed away by the floods, police said.

Yadamma’s body was found floating in the river on Tuesday. However, he was missing by the time police arrived at the scene. The bodies were found in Jattur as the floods receded on Wednesday, police added.

The bodies were recovered and returned to family members after an autopsy, police said.