Rain wreaks havoc in Bengaluru, coastal districts | Bengaluru

Bengaluru city found itself engulfed in heavy traffic jams and water inundation in some parts of the city on Tuesday. News agency ANI shared a video of a flooded road in Bengaluru on Tuesday, where vehicles had most of their wheels submerged.

Citizens of the Garden City flooded Twitter with videos and pictures of themselves caught in the rain, with one user posting a video of Bangalore’s Manyatha Tech Park resembling a river.

Another shared a video of a senior citizen pleading for help from the city’s local governing body, Brihat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP), to resolve water issues around their homes. The video showed damage to the verandah and facade of the house due to prolonged water accumulation during the rainy season.

Bengaluru Traffic Police has also advised the citizens to travel with caution in the wake of continuous showers. “It is raining heavily all over the city and traffic is slow. Reach home safely,” Dr. BR Ravikantegowda, Joint CP of the Traffic Department, wrote on Twitter.

Rains on Tuesday disrupted daily life in other parts of Karnataka, claiming at least six lives due to landslides in coastal districts, taking the total death toll from rain-related incidents since June 1 to 59, the Karnataka government said.

Read: 6 killed in landslides due to rains in parts of Karnataka

Rainy days are ahead for Karnataka as per the weather forecast for the next 10 days. Isolated places in the state are likely to receive widespread moderate to heavy rains or very heavy rains from August 5 to 6.

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