Rain throws normal life out of gear in the Old Mysuru region

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MYSURU: Heavy rain disrupted normal life in the Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, and Mandya districts of the Old Mysuru region on Monday. A 42-year-old daily wage laborer died in a village in Chamarajanagar district in a house collapse incident.
According to the Chamarajanagar tahsildar Basavaraju IE, the deceased has been identified as Murthy, 42, a resident of Dadadahalli village. “Murthy was staying with his mother and sister. On Monday early morning, around 1.30 am, he died after coming under the wall and roof,” he explained.
“The villagers were claiming that their lightning also struck at the same time. But they could not corroborate it,” he said.
Meanwhile, thousands of acres of farmland are submerged in the flood water in Chamarajanagar and Yelandur taluks of the district. The Suvarnavathi river caused havoc. In Chamarajanagar city, flood water caused damage as water entered Indira Canteen and other places.
In Haradanahalli, flood water entered a bank branch, grama panchayat office, post office, and other buildings. DC Charulata Somal visited the district and directed officials to take up the flood relief measures on a war footing.
Meanwhile, in the K Hemmanahalli area in the Mysuru city outskirts, tens of houses under constriction were flooded with rain and lake water. Locals alleged that encroachment of the Poornayya Nala has resulted in this artificial flood. Local MLA GT Devegowda visited the area.
District in-charge minister ST Somashekar informed that he has directed the DC to visit the flood-affected areas and submit a proposal for the required funds.

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