A 22-year-old woman drowned after her car was submerged in water in an underpass at KR Circle area in Bengaluru on Sunday, reported The Indian Express.
The dead woman has been identified as Bhanurekha, an employee of tech giant Infosys. The tragedy happened after heavy rain lashed the city on Sunday afternoon.
Fire and emergency services personnel saved five members of her family as well as the driver with the help of residents, reported PTI. Bhanurekha was taken to St Martha’s Hospital, where doctors declared her dead.
#WATCH | Karnataka: Severe water-logging witnessed in an underpass in KR circle area in Bengaluru after heavy rain lashed the city.
Earlier, several people stuck in the underpass were safely rescued and taken to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/FB7IEbssR6
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visited the hospital and declared a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the relatives of the victim.
Siddaramaiah told reporters that the family was from Vijayawada.
“They had rented a car and were touring the city,” he said. “Including the driver, there were seven people. There was a barricade to prevent people from entering the underpass. But the barricade had fallen over due to rain. The driver could have avoided the underpass. Yet, he entered it.”
As the vehicle went deeper into the underpass, water…