250 houses in Bengaluru flooded after lake embankment gets damaged

Bengaluru, Hulimavu, lake embankment, breached, damaged, houses flooded, cars, bikes, swept away, submerged, relief measures
A car is seen submerged in the flooded water after Hulimavu lake breached in Bengaluru. Photo: PTI

A large number of houses were flooded in Bengaluru’s Hulimavu as water from a lake flooded the area on Sunday (November 24) after its embankment was damaged, officials said.

“Efforts are on to shift around 250 families affected by the sudden flood which also swept away several cars and two-wheelers,” they said.

City Mayor M Gautham Kumar said that the incident occurred when some people allegedly tried to lay a pipe with the help of an earthmover and that the civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) would investigate about it.

Efforts are on to shift the people to safety and provide food, he said. The BBMP officials and the fire and emergency services personnel were carrying out the relief work.

Pumps were deployed to flush the water out of basements of residential complexes, while efforts were on by engineers in the civic body to plug the breach, officials added.