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Rain in Karnataka: Man dies in wall collapse, holiday for schools in Hassan

Hirisave tank in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district in Karnataka is overflowing following overnight rain, on May 18, 2022.

Hirisave tank in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district in Karnataka is overflowing following overnight rain, on May 18, 2022.

A 28-year-old youth died on the spot after a compound wall of a school collapsed on him, following heavy rains, at Rangenahalli in Holenarasipur taluk of Hassan district in Karnataka around 10 a.m. on May 18.

Shivakumar, a native of M.K. Hosur in Channarayapatna, was taking shelter next to the wall when it collapsed on him, in the limits of Halli Mysuru Police Station. The villagers said that the wall had been weakened following incessant rains.

Holenarasipur tahsildar and other officials visited the spot.

Hassan Deputy Commissioner R. Girish declared a holiday for schools (up to class 10) on May 18 in view of heavy rains in the district. However, the 2nd PU examination will be held as per schedule.

The DC said as there had been a warning of heavy rains up to 2 pm, schools would remain closed on the day.

It has been raining heavily in several parts of Hassan since May 17 night. Many roads are inundated and low-lying areas are flooded.


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