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K J George visits rain-affected areas in Bengaluru

By Deepika
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Bengaluru, May 21: Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Sunday, went around Bengaluru to assess the damage caused by the heavy rain that lashed the city on Saturday night.

Speaking to reporters George said that "rain that lashed the city on Saturday has created flood-like situation in the area, a man washed away, such incidents do take place during natural calamities. We have launched a rescue operation. Disaster response team accompanied by fire, police and corporation department personnels have been deployed in the search operation.

Rajkumar 24, a JCB operator, fell into a stormwater drain in Kurubarahalli, near Basaveshwaranagar. The BBMP had called for search operation, which was later called off due to persistent downpour. The search operation has resumed now.

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Heavy rains and thundershowers brought normal life to a halt across Bengaluru. While, the pre-monsoon showers began around 8 pm brought at least a dozen trees down, and caused a traffic gridlock. This was the second heavy downpour in three days.

Many vehicles were damaged. The BBMP said that it had received no complaints of flooding, barring in low-lying areas such as Laggere.

Reportedly, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Wilson Garden, Sampangirama Nagar, JP Nagar and Shanthinagar areas experienced power outages from 8 pm onwards.

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