Saturday, September 19, 2009

Afternoon rain made life crawl in Silicon City

Afternoon rain made life crawl in Silicon City

Express News Service First Published : 19 Sep 2009 08:16:33 AM ISTLast Updated : 19 Sep 2009 09:26:57 AM IST
BANGALORE: The city received heavy rain on Friday bringing normal life to a halt for over six hours, killing two persons and uprooting around 20 trees.
The rains, which started around 1.30 pm continued till late evening. The total rain recorded was 38.1 mm in the city limits and 14.3 mm in airport by 8.30 pm.
Two people were electrocuted in Kalasipalya and Adugodi. Many parts of the city were flooded leading to heavy traffic jams in areas like Majestic, Upparpet, Chikpet, Balepet, KR Market, JC Road, Shivajinagar, MG Road, in and around Lalbagh, Cubbon Road and Commercial Street.
Water-logging was reported from BTM Layout, Shantinagar, Jayanagar, Bilekanahalli junction, HSR sixth sector, RBI colony, JP Nagar, Gurappanapalya, Lakshman Rao Nagar, Madivala, Anepalya, Chamarajapet, Basavanagudi and Anandapura.
In JP Nagar 5th phase, a retaining wall of a stormwater drain collapsed near Esteem Park leading to snap floods in the area.
A compound wall collapsed in Basaveshwaranagar damaging a Sumo vehicle parked there. There, however, were no reports of any casualties in the area.
Three buses broke down due to heavy rains while hundreds of motor vehicles were stranded on the roads due to rising water level. The worst affected was Bannerghatta Road, where traffic came to a grinding halt as the water flooded onto the roads due to lack of properly maintained shoulder drains while Bilekanahalli witnessed flooding as water gushed into several houses.
Three people died in two separate accidents in the city on Thursday night. In Rajanukunte on the city outskirts, two people died on the spot while another person was injured when a speeding Tata Sumo knocked them down when they were standing under a tree to take shelter from the heavy rain on Bangalore-Doddaballapur Road.
The deceased are Naveen Kumar (21) of Kadathanamale and Chandrashekhar (19) of Dodda Tumkur.
An unidentified woman aged about 65 years was killed after a vehicle hit her under Yeshwantpura Traffic police station limits on Friday night.


At Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 6:11:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Toronto Lorne said...

Oh wow, this is just horrible. What a tragedy heavy rain is able to cause. Hope everything will be okay soon - well, as okay as possible.



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