Bangalore, Mar 21 (UNI) Widespread rains across the Southern parts of Karnataka due to the effects of low pressure building up in Bay of Bengal claimed a life, while life was put out of gear in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu district during the last 24 hours.
Police said a 72-year-old bakery worker Kunjumba Nambiar died in in Mysore city when he fell into a overflowing drainage and suffered head injuries.
Mysore city and its surrounding areas received record 4 cm of rain last night for the first time in the month of March during the last 40 years.
Heavy rains lashed most parts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi and Kodagu districts putting normal life out of gear and causing damages to standing crops and property. Tiled roofs of many houses was blown away in the gusty winds that accompanied heavy rain. Power supply was disrupted in many places in Mysore and DK and Udupi districts, reports reaching here said.
Reports of rainfall was also reported from some places in North Karnataka.
Weather office officials said that widespread rains had occurred at most places of South Interior and coastal parts of the state with Mudibidre receiving a maximum of six cm rain during the 24 hours ending 0830 hrs today.
Other stations that received rainfall included Kammardi 5 and Mulki, Panambur, Kota, Karkala, Madikeri, Napoklu, Madapura, Hunsur, Sargur, Basaralu, C N Halli 4 each.
A weather bulletin said rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places over Coastal and South interior Karnataka and at a few places over North Interior Karnataka in the next two days.
It also warned of heavy rains at isolated places over Coastal and South Interior regions during next 24 hours.
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