Two died after lightning struck them in two different incidents on Friday evening.
Sidramappa (19) died after lightning struck amid rains in Upral Godihal village near here on Friday evening. He was returning home with his mother and brother after work.
His mother and brother sustained injuries and have been admitted to the district hospital.Hanumanthappa (55) died when lightning struck him on the outskirts of Uskihal village in Lingsugur taluk on Friday evening. He was returning home after grazing sheep in the fields. Mudgal police have registered a case. Two others were seriously injured after lightning struck at Bedarkarlakunti village near Maski. Annapurna and Basamma have been admitted to the hospital. Both are said to be in an unconscious state.
Rain Wreaks Havoc in C’durga District
Chitradurga: Several plantain farms were destroyed, sheep were killed and houses damaged due to heavy rains accompanied by lightning at Challakere and surrounding areas on Friday night.
MLA T Raghu Murthy, who visited the spot promised to offer compensation for the damages soon after the model code of conduct is lifted. At Sanikere village rain accompanied by wind destroyed plantain and papaya grove belonging to one Rangaswamy. The villages was plunged into dark after the rain fell electricity poles.In several villages sheep were killed by the lightning.
Girl Injured in Wall Collapse
Belgaum: A minor girl was seriously injured after a compound wall of a floor mill collapsed at Vaibhav Nagar in the city on Saturday.
The girl has been identified as Priyanka Yallappa Hanchal (8), a resident of New Vibhav Nagar. She was immediately rushed to the district hospital and later to a private hospital for treatment to her head injuries. She is said to be out of danger.
According to police, the girl was playing near the over the 10-foot high compound wall when the mishap occurred. The rain soaked-wall crashed down. The people nearby rushed to the spot, rescued the girl stuck in the debris and rushed her to the hospital.