Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Bengaluru rains: City receives third highest single-day rainfall ever

As a result of the third highest single day rainfall Bengaluru has ever recorded, roads were inundated, rainwater entered homes, flights were diverted, public and private vehicles broke down and institutions were shut in the city.

The unprecedented heavy rains continued to pound Bengaluru for the last one week.

The monsoon rain received this year is the second highest in the Bengaluru city since 1971, according to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath.

In 1998 the city received 725mm, while this year, starting from 1 June to 5 September, the city saw 709 mm rainfall.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of thunderous rainfall till September 9 across Karnataka.

A 23-year-old woman was killed due to suspected electrocution while she was returning home from work on her scooter in inundated roads in Siddapura, Whitefield on Monday night. Parents of the deceased girl and residents of the area have vented their anger against civic agencies, whose apathy took the life of the young girl, they allege, The Hindu reported. Police have registered a case and are probing the matter further.

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