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Bengaluru: Overflowing lake floods some areas as heavy rain lashes city

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Bengaluru on Thursday reported heavy rain and subsequent waterlogging, reported Mint.

The incessant downpour caused the city’s Madiwala lake to overflow that caused flooding in areas such as BTM Layout, HSR Layout, and Anugraha Layout.

Karnataka: BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Anugraha Layout, and Madiwala localities flooded due to overflowing of Madiwala lake caused by heavy rainfall in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/7sWL7Yyv58

— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2021

The heavy rain also weakened the foundation of a building in the city’s Mahalakshmi Layout, the Hindustan Times reported. The Bengaluru civic body had to demolish the building on Wednesday.

Bengaluru Karnataka : A four-Floor building suddenly tilted to one side in Bengaluru was demolished after being evacuated.#Bengaluru #Karnataka #India #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/hr4l2jIJ3k

— 🌎 Sarwar 🌐 (@ferozwala) October 13, 2021

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain to very heavy rainfall at isolated places along the coast and parts of south Karnataka till October 17.

Kerala, Mahe and Lakswadeep are also expected to receive heavy rain.

Within 10 days, Bengaluru has recorded 112% more rain for October, Deccan Herald reported, quoting meteorological experts. The weather department attributed the rain to the cyclonic circulation over east central Arabian Sea.

“This amount of rainfall is not considered normal for Bengaluru,” said Rajiv Manickam, a scientist at the weather department.

On Wednesday, the pick-up and drop-off points at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport were flooded, reported The Economic Times. The passengers had…

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