Seven killed as heavy rain lash North K'taka

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Bangalore, Sep 18 (UNI) Seven people, including a woman and an infant were killed and several others injured, in rain related incidents, even as copious rains affected the normal life in North Karnataka.

According to official sources here, a police constable R M Chawadi (35), a rescue team member, was washed away while crossing a Nala overflowing due to flash floods in Hadli village in Gadag district. Kallappa Sangappa Megur (65) was also killed when his house collapsed in Antur Bentur village in Gadag.

A 45-year old woman was killed when her house gone way in Chammahalli Tanda in Davangere.

Two unidentified persons were killed in Huvinahadagali town when their houses collapsed due to heavy rains early today.

An infant was killed in a house collapse in Pattadakal in Bijapur district, while an unidentified person was killed when lightning struck at Mallakalli in Raichur district.

Arahatti village in Navalgund Taluk was completely covered with flood water. Hundreds of houses have either collapsed or completely damaged.

(Ed: Pick up suitably from earlier series) UNI

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