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Look: 2 wheels in the air, Mercedes SUV stuck on the waterlogged Bengaluru road


The rains caused flooding in several parts of the city.

Bangalore:

Thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains hit Bengaluru on Tuesday causing drowning in many parts of the city.

Videos show several low-lying areas in knee-deep water and vehicles and people wading through it. A Mercedes sports utility vehicle, with its two wheels in the air, was stuck in one of the videos on a city road.

The Metro on Green Line at Mantri Mall station had to be stopped due to power outage caused by the thunderstorms before services were restored.

“Both Green and Purple lines are now functional. Due to the heavy rains, the transformers on Peenya and those of KPTCL on Putra Halli have stumbled. We have now repaired them,” said Mr Anjum Perwaiz, Managing Director, BMRCL.

The areas affected included: JP Nagar, Jayanagar, Lalbagh, Chickpet, Majestic, Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Yeshwantpur, MG Road, Cubbon Park, Vijayanagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Kengeri, Magadi Road and Mysore Road.

The storms caused flooding in several parts of the city, causing traffic jams in many areas.

Earlier today, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange warning predicting heavy rain in many parts of rural and urban Bengaluru tomorrow.

According to the IMD, the coast and southern Karnataka are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning due to the southwestern monsoon advancing to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The southwestern monsoon advanced into the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday, marking the start of four months of seasonal rainfall that is crucial to the largely agri-dependent economy.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands and adjacent areas have experienced rainfall due to the stronger southwest winds in the lower tropospheric levels, the weather office said.

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