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Bengaluru airport flooded after heavy rain; IMD predicts showers for next few days

Bengaluru airport flooded after heavy rain; IMD predicts showers for next few days

Heavy rainfall in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru has resulted in waterlogging of the city airport. Bouts of rainfall late at night had caused waterlogging outside the Kempegowda International Airport. The met department has also issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru.

Visuals form the area showed water-logged roads with people being ferried in tractors, news agency ANI reported. Heavy rainfall was witnessed in several parts of the city including Shanthinagar, Majestic, Koramangala, JP Nagar, Rajajinagar, Yeshwanthpur. Inundated roads due to the rainfall resulted in traffic snarls across the city.

IMD forecast

The India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in coastal and south interior Karnataka till October 16.

“Heavy rainfall likely to occur over Belagavi, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Koppal, Raichur and Gadag districts of North Interior Karnataka and Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Kolar, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Tumakuru, Chikkaballapura, and Ramanagara districts of South Interior Karnataka,” the IMD has said as per an Indian Express report.

The bouts of rainfall in Bengaluru were because of “a developing low-pressure system in Bay of Bengal resulting in wind confluence in lower atmospheric levels”, IMD officials were quoted as saying by the daily.

Rain-related incidents

In Bengaluru’s Konappana Agrahara limits, a man was killed as a result of a short circuit in a flooded house due to rainfall, news agency ANI has reported.

“A man was killed due to a short circuit in a house that was flooded, in Konappana Agrahara limits of Bengaluru. There were two people in the house, the 2nd person managed to escape unhurt,” Dr Sanjeev M Patil, Dy Commissioner of Police – West Division, Bengaluru City was quoted by the news agency as saying.

In Bagalkot, a 19-year-old man died due to a lightning strike. The incident occurred when the youth was working on the farm.

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