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Torrential rains disrupt normal life in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Torrential rains measured at 35 cm lashed Karnataka’s coastal and south interior districts, forcing suspension of train and bus services and disrupting normal life, officials said on Wednesday. “Due to the southwest monsoon being rigorous over the coastal and south interior districts, exceptionally heavy to very heavy rainfall was received in the region,” the Bengaluru division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its weather advisory. According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), the coastal district of Udupi received the maximum rainfall over the past 24 hours recording rains as high as 35.7 cm. Other coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada received a maximum of 33.8 cm, while Uttara Kannada experienced 33.6 cm.

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