Rains damage houses, dry fish storage units in Mangalore

The heavy rains resulted in muddy waters from the layout inundating half a dozen homes and led to the collapse of compound walls of four homes.

Vishnumurthy Bhat, who vacated the house on Tuesday night fearing more damage was shocked to find his house in a complete mess on Wednesday morning when he returned home. With rainwater receding, mud had remained on the veranda, portico and inside the house. His neighbours Naresh and K Dayananda’s compound walls too had collapsed. In fact, Dayananda’s house had ankle-deep mud.

On the other hand, the wells in vicinity turned red as the muddy water entered the wells too, making it unfit for drinking. Dayananda recollected submitting a memorandum to DC, MUDA commissioner and corporator Shakila Kava, signed by over a dozen residents. They had urged to remove heavy mud in trenches.

MUDA Commissioner said that half-completed embankments and other  works had caused untold miseries to residents. He promised to complete the works at the earliest.

Dry fish spoilt

Besides inundating low lying areas, the rainwater also inundated several dry fish storage units in Bunder, incuring huge loss.

A retaining wall near the Shanthi Saudha apartment behind S L Mathias Cross road collapsed owing to the digging of a pit for a work by the Mangalore City Corporation. As the retaining wall collpased, water entered apartments in the ground floor of the building.

Owing to the overflow of the drains, water enetered 17 shops which had stored dry fish.

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