Rain havoc continues in State, seven more killed

Last Updated : 17 July 2009, 06:36 IST
Last Updated : 17 July 2009, 06:36 IST

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In separate incidents in Mysore, two persons including an elderly woman died, after their houses collapsed in heavy rain on Thursday.

In the first incident, that occurred around 1.30 am at Duddagere village in Varuna hobli, four members of a family sustained injuries when a portion of the tiled roof and adjoining wall collapsed on them.

Neighbours admitted them to K R Hospital in the city. On the way to K R Hospital, Kamalamma (60) succumbed to   injuries while her son Muththaiah (38), his wife Lakshmamma (32) and their daughter Kavya (6) are undergoing treatment. In the second incident that occurred around 6 am, Ganapa (45) of Rani Gate in Periyapatna taluk died on the spot when a portion of a wall of his house collapsed.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Betsurmath told Deccan Herald that cheques for Rs one lakh have been distributed to the two persons as compensation. In Hubli, rains claimed four lives in the last 24 hours.

A father and his two small daughters were killed when a parapet wall collapsed at Laxmisingankeri near Malmaddi in Dharwad around 1 am on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Hanumanth Ramanna Belagau (40), Laxmavva and Ashvini. However, Belagau’s wife Mahadevi (26) and son Ramesh survived with minor injuries.

In another incident, a person drowned while he was crossing a river at Balesar in Siddapur taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The body of the victim, identified as Vishwanath Annayya Sashtri (72), is yet to be traced. Meanwhile, 10 families from Divagi village in the district were evacuated to a safe location when waters of the Aghanashini river inundated their village.

In Shimoga, Sadashiva (45), who was grazing cattle near Avinahalli village of Sagar taluk, drowned when he slipped into a tank.


The Tunga river has flooded low-lying areas of the city causing displacement of more than 200 people who have been shifted to gruel centres.

Nests in Mandagadde bird sanctuary were washed away by the swirling waters of Tunga river. The district administration has informed that 30 houses have been damaged in rain-related incidents.

The total loss in the district due to rain and flood is estimated at Rs 2.12 crore which includes Rs 1.47 crore infrastructure and Rs 59 lakh crop loss.

Train cancelled

Following a major landslide in Yedakumari near Sakleshpur on Wednesday night, the Mangalore-Bangalore train could not reach its destination and returned to Mangalore. Passengers travelling from Bangalore to Mangalore were taken to their destination by bus from Sakleshpur, according to sources.

The Yeshwantpur-Mangalore-Yeshwantpur express (train nos. 6517/6518) was cancelled for Thursday and Friday following a landslide at a ghat section.

Published 16 July 2009, 19:48 IST

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