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Heavy rains in Bengaluru flood Kempegowda airport, passengers take tractor to catch flight

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One man died in Bengaluru as heavy downpours lashed Karnataka’s capital. Heavy rains battered the city, bringing the state capital to a standstill, waterlogging a few areas, and flooding the Kempegowda International Airport. 

Passengers traveling to the airport were affected by waterlogging as some even shared videos on social media saying they were forced to take a tractor ride to the airport to catch their flights. Netizens on social media also questioned the preparedness of the authorities to deal with such situations. 

See the passengers taking tractor rides to reach the airport:

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Dr Sanjeev M Patil said that a man was killed due to a short circuit in a house that was flooded in Konappana Agrahara limits of Bengaluru, quoted news agency ANI. Patil added, “There were two people in the house, the 2nd person managed to escape unhurt.”

Here’s how netizens reacted to the flooding of Bengaluru airport and waterlogged streets in the city:

The IMD on Sunday had forecast heavy rainfall in Bengaluru and put the city on yellow alert 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm of rain). The IMD said, “Heavy rainfall likely to occur over Belagavi, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Koppal, Raichur, and Gadag districts of North Interior Karnataka and Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Kolar, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Tumakuru, Chikkaballapura, and Ramanagara districts of South Interior Karnataka.”



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Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com

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