February 27, 2024

22-year-old Bhanu Rekha dies in a tragic incident in Bengaluru’s Okay.R. Circle underpass amid heavy rains.

In a tragic incident on Sunday afternoon, a 22-year-old lady named Bhanu Rekha, an worker of Infosys, misplaced her life when the automobile she was travelling in along with her household submerged in water on the Okay.R. Circle underpass in Bengaluru. Regardless of barricades being in place to stop entry into the underpass, they’d collapsed as a result of heavy rains and winds, main the motive force to make the ill-fated resolution to enter the world.

Eyewitness Prabhakar Reddy, who took half within the rescue operation, defined to reporters that fellow commuters had come collectively to interrupt open the automobile doorways and save the trapped household. Though they managed to rescue the opposite 5 members of the family and the motive force, Bhanu Rekha tragically handed away after being taken to the hospital.

Reddy, who bravely joined the fireplace division within the rescue efforts, recounted his expertise: “I observed folks trapped inside and instantly sought help from the Fireplace Division. I tied a rope round myself and jumped into the water, doing every thing I might to assist.”

Okay.R. Circle, situated within the coronary heart of Bengaluru, is understood to expertise flooding throughout heavy rainfall. The household, visiting Bengaluru from Andhra Pradesh, had rented the automobile for sightseeing. Whereas making an attempt to cross the underpass, the automobile grew to become submerged in water as much as the neck. Fireplace and Rescue providers arrived on the scene and utilised ladders to rescue the household. Tv channels broadcasted the reside visuals of the rescue operation. 

A member of the Fireplace Division concerned within the rescue disclosed that after they arrived with life jackets, ropes, and lifebuoy rings, 5 folks, together with the motive force, had been sitting on prime of the automobile, crying out that somebody was nonetheless trapped inside. “They didn’t converse the native language and had been scared and crying. We managed to tug the younger lady out of the automobile, however sadly, we couldn’t save her life,” the rescuer said.

After the rescue operation, the household was instantly transported to the close by St Martha’s Hospital by the fireplace division and some volunteers. Nonetheless, the volunteers accused the hospital workers of neglecting Bhanu Rekha’s remedy. Reddy expressed his disappointment, stating, “I organized an auto-rickshaw and despatched her to the hospital. Once I arrived after 20 minutes, the affected person was mendacity unattended. The hospital workers didn’t present her with first support or remedy.”

Compensation Introduced for Bereaved Household as Metropolis Grapples with Heavy Rainfall

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, upon studying of the incident, visited St Martha’s Hospital and introduced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the grieving household. He additional emphasised the necessity to shut all underpasses throughout heavy rainfall. “This underpass steadily will get flooded. We should always have closed visitors in such conditions, however this incident occurred unexpectedly. There’s a slope on either side, and water accumulates within the center,” he defined.

CM Siddaramaiah met the bereaved household whereas they had been being handled in St. Martha’s hospital following the underpass accident. (Picture Supply: Twitter/@CMofKarnataka)

Chief Minister Cancels ‘Zero Visitors’ Protocol Following Public Considerations

Within the wake of public considerations and the latest tragic incident, CM Siddaramaiah has made the choice to cancel the ‘Zero Visitors’ protocol that was enforced throughout his highway travels. The protocol concerned imposing visitors restrictions on the general public till the highest dignitary had handed. The CM’s resolution aligns with the request made by former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in 2021 to cast off the privilege of ‘zero visitors’ for his convoy.

Metropolis Witnesses Waterlogging and Disruption in Every day Life

Bengaluru skilled heavy rainfall and hailstorms on Sunday, resulting in extreme waterlogging and disruption in a number of components of the town. The IMD had forecasted rain and thundershowers in Bengaluru City, with additional rain anticipated within the district till Could 25. Extra districts equivalent to Bengaluru Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysuru, and Chitradurga are additionally predicted to witness rain and thunderstorms.