Heavy Rains Batter Bengaluru; Two Labourers Confirmed Dead

On May 17, the city of Bengaluru witnessed heavy rains causing many roads to be waterlogged. On Tuesday evening, the city experienced heavy rain for several hours. Furthermore, commuters were unable to proceed due to knee-deep water, and several areas of the city experienced heavy traffic congestion.

Due to the heavy rainfalls, two labourers were killed in Ullal Upanagar. One labourer came from Bihar while the other was from Uttar Pradesh. Their bodies were found at a pipeline work site.

On the same day, the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfalls in Karnataka, Kerala and the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh over the next three days. The IMD believes the rains were caused by strong south-westerly winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal to northeast India and eastern India.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that light to moderate rainfall will continue on May 18. Horamavu received the highest rainfall (155mm) while Jakkur had received the lowest rainfall in the city (102 mm).

Rainfall is also expected in Bengaluru’s urban and rural areas, as well as other parts of Karnataka such as Koppal, Raichur, Uttara Kannada, and Udupi, among others, according to the IMD.

Residents of Bengaluru took to social media to highlight their plight and anger

 

References: News Minute

Featured image source: Bangalore Mirror

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