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Hulimavu bund breach: 1,000 families hit, vehicles swept away

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Bengaluru, Nov 25: More than 1,000 families were affected in Hulimavu after water from a lake flooded the area on Sunday after its bund was damaged.

More than 500 personnel from the city police, National Disaster Response Force, Fire and Emergency Services as well as Civil Defence personnel were deployed for the rescue operations.

Hulimavu bund breach: 1,000 families hit, vehicles swept away

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBPM) officials the fire and emergency services personnel were carrying out the relief work.

City Mayor M Gautham Kumar told PTI the incident occurred when some people allegedly tried to lay a pipe with the help of an earthmover and the civic body BBMP would investigate about it.

Pumps have been deployed to flush the water out of basements of residential complexes. Civic body officials and engineers are making efforts to plug the breach.

Hulimavu Lake is one of the largest water bodies in the city with 132 acres.

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