Heavy rains lash Bidar, Kalaburagi; 37-year-old man swept away in stream

  • After a lull, heavy showers lashed Bidar and Kalaburagi districts on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. More showers are predicted in the twin districts for Sunday.
  • A 37-year-old man was swept away, along with a tractor, in an overflowing stream between Kadani and Minajigi villages in Kalaburagi taluk on late Friday night.
  • The tractor driver escaped with minor injuries. Kalaburagi district received spells of moderate to heavy rain on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday.
  • The district received an average rainfall of 4.5 cm in the last 24 hours.
  • Heavy downpour in the early hours of Saturday left many low-lying areas in Bidar town flooded. Motorists faced hardship as water was flowing on the road in Teachers colony in Bidar city.
  • A minor bridge near Belakuni village in Aurad taluk collapsed due to the rains. A total of 20 houses, including 10 in Bhalki taluk, five each in Aurad and Humnabad taluks, are partially damaged.
  • A few villages were cut off following the submergence of a low-lying bridge across a stream near Khashempur village in Aurad taluk.


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