Staff Correspondent

BELLARY: Heavy rain accompanied by lightning and thunder lashed Bellary and surrounding places on Tuesday evening. The unseasonable rain has dampened the enthusiasm of those preparing for Sankranti festival.

Cotton and chilli crops are also likely to be affected. According to official sources, Bellary taluk received 73 mm rainfall and Siruguppa and Hagari Bommanahalli received 29.4 mm and 6 mm, respectively.

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