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Heavy rains lash Mysuru; trees get uprooted, vehicles damaged and low-lying areas inundated

Mysuru, May 24:- Heavy rains lashed the heritage city of Mysuru for about two hours on Thursday evening inundating low-lying areas. The rain brought some relief to Mysureans amidst the summer heat.

Meanwhile, due to the gusty wind, several tree branches which were dry collapsed following which more than 20 two-wheelers and five cars were damaged. Power supply was disrupted as the tree branches fell on power supply lines. Five tree branches collapsed on Jayalakshmi Road at Chamarajapuram, two on Chamaraja Boulevard Road, one tree branch on KLB Road near Maharaja College, two at Ramaswamy Circle, three branches on Chamaraja Double Road, three near Devaraja Urs Road, one in front of Nalapak Hotel and Aroma Bakery on Dhanwantari Road. Two trees also were uprooted on New Kantharaj Urs Road, one tree collapsed near the residences of judges, and eight trees on Bandanthamma Kalamma Temple Road which resulted in the collapse of four electric polesl.

Roof tops of two houses were blown away by wind at Chinnagiri Koppal. Trees and branches collapsed at more than 50 places in the city.

Six teams of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) twere engaged in clearing the debris. The assistant engineer of Horticulture Section of MCC led in clearing the debris.

Assistant engineer Sadashiva K Jutni said that the MCC has only two tree cutting machines and has sought four  more tree cutting vehicles from the MCC commissioner. (KS, NGB)

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