Mysuru city continues to bear brunt of rain

60-year-old man washed away in gutter water; a portion of the historic Panchagavi Mutt collapses in the rain; GT Devegowda visits affected areas, asks Mysuru City Corporation officials to look into the encroachment of 'Rajakaluves'

Prime news, Karnataka, Rainfall, Mysuru, October 25:- Man’s destructive nature is bound to lead to devastation. Many states in the country are witnessing unseasonal rains followed by trails of destruction. Many districts in Karnataka have also been witness to heavy rains with no respite.

Mysuru has also been receiving heavy rains. Due to continuous downpour on Sunday evening (October 24) which continued till midnight, many areas reported waterlogging. A 60-year-old man lost his life after accidentally falling into a gutter. The deceased has been identified as M J Chandregowda, a resident of Siddarthanagar here.

It rained so much that most of the gutters started overflowing due to heavy inflow. Chandrewgowda, who was standing near a gutter, slipped leading to the mishap. Efforts are on to retrieve his body.

Sathagalli, Azeez Sait Nagar, Madhuvana, Janata Nagar, Dattagalli, Gundu Rao Nagar, Bannimantap, Yadavagiri, Giridarshini Layout, Alanahalli and many other areas bore the brunt of the rain.

The road between Columbia Asia Hospital and Devegowda Circle saw many cars floating in the water. The fire extinguishing team rushed to the spot to rescue people in trouble.

Due to heavy rain, the power supply in many areas was snapped as a precautionary measure.

Chamundeshwari Constituency MLA and former minister G T Devegowda asked the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) officials to look into the encroachment of ‘Rajakaluves.’

MCC member Nirmala Harish and officials visited the spot to assess the damage. A portion of the historic Panchagavi Mutt has collapsed in the rain.

The weather department has forecast more rains till October 28 and a yellow alert has been declared in 19 districts of Karnataka. (MR/KS)

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