A woman died after she came in contact with an electric pole while crossing a heavily flooded road in Bengaluru. The incident took place in Siddapura, Bengaluru, which is located near Varathur Kodi. The deceased was identified as 23-year-old Akhila, who worked in the administrative department of a private school in the city. The incident happened around 9.30 pm on Monday night when Akila was returning home from work.
Akhila dies due to electrocution
Akhila was close to the house in Siddhapura, where she saw that the entire road was flooded. While trying to get out of the water, his scooty broke down and fell. To balance the scooter, Akhila leaned on the electric pole next to her. As soon as she came in contact with the pole, she got electrocuted. After which a passerby immediately admitted to a nearby private hospital. However, Akila later died in the hospital.
Heavy rains in Bengaluru inundated many areas
Torrential rains in Bengaluru on Monday left several areas inundated and boats and tractors deployed for relief work, even as people expressed anger against the alleged mismanagement. Several lakes, ponds and drains in the city are flooded and houses in low-lying areas have been flooded, affecting normal life. Bengaluru residents had to struggle a lot to cross the flooded roads and reach their destinations. The airport was also not untouched by waterlogging. Many people expressed their displeasure on Twitter. In a similar post, a video was released in which people can be seen passing through the water at the entrance of the city’s airport.
people expressed their displeasure on twitter
Noted IT entrepreneur Mohan Das Pai posted a video on Twitter and captioned it, “Please look at Bengaluru.” In this video, a man dressed as Lord Ganesha is knee-deep in water and crawling backwards on the road. Vehicles can be seen. Another person wrote that he was stuck on the Outer Ring Road for five hours. In some areas, including Rambo Drive Layout and Sunny Brooks Layout on Sarjapur Road, water-logging is such that boats and tractors had to be used to evacuate students and office-goers in the morning hours.