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Incessant rains battered Bengaluru, wall collapses, roads waterlogged, vehicles damaged; IMD issues ‘yellow alert’ for next 3 days

Normal life has been disrupted due to the heavy rain that has continued for the last three days in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. People are finding it difficult to leave their homes.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: Due to the heavy rain that has continued for the last three days in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, normal life has come to a standstill. The low-lying areas of the city have been flooded. Roads are uprooted due to rain. On Wednesday, the roads turned into a river due to rain. Vehicles have suffered a lot due to heavy rains in the city. Heavy rains lashed Bengaluru inundated several major roads in the central part of the city, including the IT area of ​​Bellandur.

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According to the Meteorological Department, Rajamahal Guttahalli in the northern part of the city recorded 59 mm of rain. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert here for the next three days. Yellow alert is a sign of heavy rain. Due to heavy waterlogging in the low-lying areas of the city, the roads have taken the form of rivers. Due to heavy rains, people are facing big problems in getting out of the house and going to the office.

Parts of the city where global IT companies and domestic start-ups are located have been inundated. It will take several days for the water to drain from here. Roads were blocked and water and power lines in nearby residential areas were blocked due to heavy rains. Tractors have been pressed into service to rescue residents in some posh housing colonies.

Wall collapses in Bengaluru after heavy downpours lashed the city
Heavy rains across Bengaluru on Wednesday lead to collapse of a wall near the Majestic that resulted in damaging several four-wheelers parked on the road.

Flight operations were affected and dramatic videos of rescues, flooded roads and houses, submerged expensive cars made the rounds of social media.

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The IT capital has broken all records of heavy rains this year, logging 1706 mm since the monsoon started. In 2017, the city received 1,696 mm rain.

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