Bengaluru rains claim 2 lives; Bommai visits rain-affected areas

04:09 PM May 18, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: Two labourers were found dead at a pipeline work site in Ullala Upanagara after heavy overnight rains on May 17-18.


The deceased have been identified as Devbharath from Bihar and Ankit Kumar from Uttar Pradesh.

Bengaluru rains disrupt life:

Bengaluru woke up to drizzles on Wednesday, May 18. However, the effects of heavy rain that lashed the city late Tuesday night disrupted life.

Traffic snarls on the Bengaluru KempeGowda International Airport (KIAL) highway led to vehicles being stranded on the road for more than two hours.


Drain water flooded houses in Janapriya Layout of R.R. Nagar and many other localities in Bengaluru.

A 20-feet tall compound wall built six months ago also collapsed following the incessant rains.

The heavy rains have uprooted trees on many arterial roads in Bengaluru, affecting vehicular traffic.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who holds charge of Bengaluru development on Wednesday, May 18 visited rain-affected areas.

He announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased and Rs 25 thousand to those whose houses were flooded.

The city recorded rains in the range of 32 mm in Mahadevapura to 153.5 mm in Horamavu.

As per data released by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell (KSNDMC), Yelahanka, Jakkur, Atturu, Vidyaranyapura, Rajamahal Guttahalli, Sampangirama Nagar, Hampi Nagar, Vidyapeetha, Doddanekkundi, Mahalakshmi Layout, Pulikeshi Nagar, Banaswadi are some of the other areas that received over 100 mm (10 cm) of rainfall.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) centre in Bengaluru, the city recorded 114.6 mm of rain.


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