Bengaluru: Hailstorm and heavy rainfall were reported from various parts of the state on Sunday night and in a disheartening episode a farmer lost his life after being struck by lightning in Vijayapura district.
According to the IMD authorities, heavy rainfall was reported from all the South and Northern districts of the state including Malnad areas.
Hailstorm was reported from Bagalkot, Ballari, Vijayapura, and Belagavi districts where standing crops were destroyed.
Meanwhile, a 55-year-old farmer named Gundappa Sakrappa Chabanur from Hallur taluk of the Madhol taluk, died after lightning strck him. He was working in his field when the incident happened.
In Bengaluru, the rain started around 9.30 pm and continued till early morning hours on Monday.
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