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5 killed after heavy rain in Bengaluru


Bengaluru: Just days after four people lost their lives in pothole-related accidents in the Bengaluru, five people died on Friday in rain-related incidents in the city.

Heavy rain on Friday evening, especially in the west and south western parts of the city resulted in severe waterlogging and traffic jams on the road.

In a video doing the rounds on social media, a woman who was stuck in a car on a waterlogged road was dramatically rescued by people even as the car started to float in waist-deep water.

In another case, a woman and her daughter, Ningamma and Pushpa, are also missing from last evening and the residents suspect they might have been washed away in a nearby drain in Kurubrahalli.

These incidents were reported just hours after two people lost their life after a wall collapsed in an old house in the same part of the city.

The fire and emergency officers continued the search operation while the Chief Minister has asked the administration to release compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of victims.


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