Bengaluru

Vehicles damaged as trees crash

Sunday’s rain left many roads in Bengaluru flooded.

Sunday’s rain left many roads in Bengaluru flooded.   | Photo Credit: Sampath Kumar G.P.

Sporadic spells of rain to lash the city till Thursday, says IMD

Sporadic spells of rain that continued to lash the city left many roads flooded on Sunday. As many as three tree-falls were reported in the city.

While many roads in east Bengaluru were flooded, at least 12 vehicles were damaged after a massive tree fell across 8th Cross at Malleswaram. The raintree crashed during the gusts that started around 2.30 p.m. It fell on a parked car and an autorickshaw, said officials from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

The autorickshaw driver had a narrow escape in the incident, while at least 10 motorcycles were trapped under the fallen canopy.

“We are lucky that this happened on a Sunday afternoon when traffic and pedestrian movement was low,” said BBMP officials, who had cleared the debris in a few hours.

In Indiranagar, a car was crushed when a tree fell on it, while a coconut tree and an electric pole fell at Hoysalanagar.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, parts of the city received up to 33.5 mm rainfall, primarily between 1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

According to officials, Singasandra, near Anekal, received 33.5 mm rainfall, while the rain gauge at BTM Layout recorded up to 30.5 mm rainfall on Sunday.

Shortfall

The revival of the monsoon comes at the time when Bengaluru Urban is staring at deficient rainfall. Till Sunday morning, the city had received just 264.3 mm rainfall, a shortfall of nearly 100 mm of “average rainfall” since July 1.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast cloudy skies and sporadic spells of rain in the city till September 20.

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