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Heavy, widespread rains to lash coastal Karnataka



Heavy, widespread rains to lash coastal Karnataka

Heavy, widespread rains to lash coastal Karnataka

Bengaluru: As the southwest monsoon remains active in Karnataka, heavy and widespread rains will batter the coastal region of the state over the next 24 hours, a Met official said on Tuesday afternoon.

“The forecast is that rains will be heavy and widespread across the west coast, the Western Ghats in the Malnad region and south interior areas of the state,” the Met official told here.

In the rest of the state, including northern and southern districts, rains are likely to be moderate and heavy in isolated places.

“In and around Bengaluru, the sky will be overcast with a few spells of light to moderate rains and thundershowers,” the official said.

A vigorous monsoon brought heavy rains in coastal areas and south interior parts of the state during the last 24 hours with Gerusoppa in Uttara Kannada district recording 12cm, followed by Shirali and Manki 11cm each, Honnavar 10cm, and Kundapur, Siddapura, Kumta and Karwar along the coast 9cm each.

Copious rains also lashed Shivamogga district, inundating low-laying areas in many towns and villages in the Malnad region, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Monday.

In Bengaluru, two persons were killed and another injured in separate rain-related incidents.

Fairoz Pasha, a food contractor, died after a tree fell on him while he rode a motorcycle in the city’s western suburb. A driver was also severely injured when the tree trunk crashed on his car.

A four-year-old boy, Jeevan, died when a tree fell on him in a playground due to gusty wind and rain in the city’s south-east suburb.


Building collapses following cylinder blast in Uttar Pradesh




Uttar Pradesh: At least 12 people died on Monday after a two-storey building collapsed following a cylinder blast in Mohammadabad, Mau in Uttar Pradesh.

The District Magistrate (DM) Mau, Gyan Prakash Tripathi, who was present at the spot where the incident took place said that 12 bodies had reached the mortuary and six injured had been admitted to a hospital. He also said that the debris is being removed by an NDRF team.

People in the area said that they heard a loud explosion and flames erupted from the building soon after. A rescue operation is on at the site of the collapsed house to check if people are trapped in the debris. Ambulances and a huge crowd gathered at the site.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of blast in a house in Walidpur in Mau, where 12 persons have died. He has expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and directed that DM and SP and all officers to immediately provide all possible relief and medical help to the injured persons,” he said.

Adityanath had asked the district administration officials to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured and provide all possible help and relief to the victims of this accident.

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