Heavy rain lashed several parts of Karnataka on Thursday, claiming the lives of at least 7 people.
In Yadagiri districtâ€™s Goudigere village, three children died after lightning struck them. Eleven-year-old Nagaraj Poojary, Nagendramma Poojary and Kareppa Poojary died in the incident.
On Thursday evening, the three siblings had taken their flock of sheep to graze in a field, when it began pouring. The children decided to take shelter under nearby tree when lightning struck them.
Another death occurred in the same districtâ€™s Yenne Vadahera village. Thirty-year-old Nagappa Hosanavar succumbed after lightning struck him. Three others from the village sustained grievous injuries and are currently undergoing treatment at the Muddebihal Governmant Hospital.
In Gadag districtâ€™s Naragund, 45-year-old Basavannappa was digging an outlet for the rainwater outside his house to prevent flooding. Basavannappa was electrocuted by an electric wire, which fell on him.
Basavannapaâ€™s family has alleged that despite multiple requests to repair the electric wires hanging down from the pole, the district administration had turned a blind eye.
On Wednesday, a resident of Bengaluruâ€™s KR Puram died after being electrocuted. Meenammaâ€™s house had flooded with water. She was electrocuted to death when she went to turn off the UPS.
Her neighbours found Meenamma lying in the water and immediately informed the police and local MLA BA Basavaraju.
In Nelamangala's Alurupalya, a 50-year-old Narayanappa died on Wednesday after the wall of his house collapsed. Narayanappa was sleeping when the incident occurred. Alert neighbours rushed an injured Narayanappa to the Saptagiri Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.