Bengaluru: Heavy rains, hailstorm leaves 1 dead, roads water logged, trees uprooted | Watch
Several visuals of the rains and the subsequent damage emerged showing the extent of the destruction. The rain came down in torrents in Bengaluru.
Reports have stated that a woman died from being drowned in water logged subway near Vidhan Soudha
Karnataka's capital city Bengaluru was lashed with extremely heavy rainfall on Sunday cause water logging in several streets and uprooted trees which fell on parked vehicles causing damage.
Not a scene from a disaster movie, wrote one twitter user, sharing a video of hails falling vehemently onto the ground.
Due to low pressure in the Arabian Sea, Karnataka including the capital city Bengaluru received rain in several districts. It has rained in many places including Bangalore Vidhana Soudha, Anand Rao, Majestic, Race Course, KR Circle, Town Hall, Corporation, Mysore Bank Circle, Jayanagar, Malleswar.
The untimely downpour from three o'clock in the afternoon also dampened the spirits of Indian Premiere League (IPL) viewers, eagerly waiting for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) versus Gujarat Titans (GT) match scheduled to be held from 7.30 pm.
Family of 6 trapped under water near Vidhana Soudha, 1 dead
A family of six from Hyderabad travelling in a car amid heavy downpour on Sunday got trapped in neck-deep water at KR circle underpass, which is just a stone's throw away from the Vidhana Soudha -- the seat of the state government -- and had to be rescued by fire and emergency services personnel.
The victim as well as the others were taken to St Martha’s Hospital where doctors declared the woman, identified as Bhanurekha, dead. Learning about the incident, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rushed to the hospital and took stock of the situation. He announced a compensation of ₹five lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and free treatment for those admitted in the hospital.
"The family from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh had hired a car and come to see Bengaluru. Bhanurekha works in Infosys. Due to the downpour, the barricade at the underpass fell down and the driver took the risk of crossing the underpass, which he should not have," Siddaramaiah told reporters.
When reporters who were covering the incident complained that doctors refused to treat Bhanurekha, who was alive when she was taken to the hospital, Siddaramaiah said he will get it investigated and initiate action.