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Narrow escape for driver, four boys

QUICK ACTION: Fire and Emergency Services personnel clearing a tree that fell on Thippasandra Main Road when rain lashed Bangalore on Tuesday.

QUICK ACTION: Fire and Emergency Services personnel clearing a tree that fell on Thippasandra Main Road when rain lashed Bangalore on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.

Staff Reporter

Water-logging affects vehicular traffic

BANGALORE: Several spells of thundershowers on Tuesday resulted in many trees falling in different parts of the city besides affecting movement of vehicles.

A nearly 100-year-old tree fell on a college bus in New Thippasandra, but a bus driver and four boys inside the vehicle escaped unhurt. The bus, however, was badly damaged. The incident led to a traffic jam in the area. A rescue team from the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike removed the bus.

Trees also fell in Cambridge Layout, Indiranagar, Benson Town, Gandhinagar and MICO Layout and Ulsoor and Malleswaram. However, officials of the BBMP confirmed that no one was hurt.

Tuesday evening saw people in many parts of the city wading through water.

According to the Meteorological Department’s readings, rainfall in the city on Tuesday went up to 38.6 mm as opposed to 2.8 mm on Monday.

A. Muthuchami, Director, Meteorological Department, said that this was a trend that would continue in the coming days, where “we will see rainfall up to two or three centimetres in the next few days”.

Though the city received only 38 mm of rainfall, parts of Jayanagar and Banashankari experienced water-logging. According to BBMP officials, certain roads in Ulsoor and M.G. Road and Bellary Road were also water-logged, causing traffic slowdowns.

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