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Heavy rain but no flash floods in Karnataka: Officials

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 17 (UNI) Heavy pre-Monsoon rain in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-36U
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MAY 17 (UNI) Heavy pre-Monsoon rain in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-36U

Bengaluru: Officials in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi and Bijapur districts said no flash floods occurred in the areas which received heavy rainfall on Monday.

“There were no flash floods in Chiitapur, just water-logging due to heavy rain. It rained 75 mm on an average, continuously for five to six hours in 10 to 12 villages,” Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner Vipul Bansal told IANS.

He said there was no loss of life but the authorities are assessing if there was any loss to property which however could be only confirmed by Tuesday.

Similarly, Bijapur Additional Deputy Commissioner H. D. Budappa confirmed no loss of life and property in Vijaypura, except for water entering into seven to eight houses.

The Meteorological Department in Bengaluru said only 2.6 mm rainfall was recorded in Bijapur district on Sunday but 58.7 mm on Saturday and forecast heavy rainfall in both the districts.

Coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada are expected to receive moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday while the northern districts have been forecast to get fairly widespread rainfall.

The Met department predicted fairly widespread light to moderate rain in the next two days in southern parts of the state as well.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru city witnessed only 1.3 mm rainfall on Sunday and is expected to witness a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers on Monday and Tuesday as well.

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