Friday the 13th Bengaluru rain claims 8 lives
The Friday the 13th rains in Bengaluru claimed 8 lives. Four people including a mother and daughter, a priest and another person washed away in the rain as water levels raised to dangerous proportions while four others including a couple died due to wall collapse.
The total number of rain related deaths in the city has gone up to 14. The water level rose to 20 feet in the Laggere storm water drain as against a 8 feet retaining wall causing flooding on the road and into houses nearby. Meenakshi (57) and her daughter Pushpa (22) came running out of their home when storm water gushed into their building. But both got washed away as water levels raised and gained force.
In Kurubarahalli Junction, Vasudev, a priest of Ganesha temple in Kurubarahalli Junction in Basaveshwara Nagar washed away in a storm water drain. His body has been found.
Another person who was with Vasudev is also suspected to have been washed away.
In Kurubarahalli 18th cross, a couple Shankarappa and Kamalamma died on the spot when wall collapsed due to heavy rain. The couple was clearing off their water logged in their compound by fetching it in buckets and throwing it away outside, the police said. In Laggere, two persons Rudra and Mahendra died on the spot when wall collapsed on them.