ERODE:A farm worker was killed by a lightning strike in Erode district on Sunday.
Bhavani and Andhiyur taluks have been getting good rains since Saturday afternoon. When a farm worker, Semban (55) of Molakoundanpudhur Colony, near Bhavani, was returning from his field on a motorcycle on Saturday evening, he was hit by a lightning strike, killing him instantaneously.
In another incident, two houses were damaged by a lightning strike. Valliammal and her son Selvaraj live in adjacent houses. Though both the houses were slightly damaged by the lightning strike, the occupants managed to escape unhurt.
Water Level in LBP Dam
The water level in Bhavanisar dam was 56.06 feet out of 120 feet, including 15 feet of slush on Sunday. The catchment areas of the dam did not get any rain. Hence, the inflow to the dam has been only 500 cusecs for the last three days. But, it improved to 1,289 cusecs on Saturday and further increased to 2,139 cusecs on Sunday.
As the district received a good rainfall, water release into the Bhavani river was stopped and 1,000 cusecs were released for the LBP main canal.