Monsoon revives in several parts of State

Search continues for truck driver in Kempuhole River in Sakleshpur

Monsoon revives in several parts of State

According to police the truck fell into the river when driver Mohammed Aziz (35), a resident of Mukka near Moodbidri, tried to avoid a pothole near Shiradi Ghat on Bangalore-Mangalore National Highway on Monday night. However, the cleaner, Mansoor of Walpadi in Moodbidri managed to swim to safety. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mangalore. The plywood laden-truck, which was carried to a distance of about 80m, came to a halt after hitting a huge rock.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Kalakrishnaswamy, Inspector Ganesh and others are camping at the spot.


Meanwhile, Doddakere Tank near Kalale village in Hosur Gram Panchayat limits in Sakleshpur taluk,  breached on Tuesday night, following heavy rain. Paddy and ginger crops in about 50 acres were destroyed.

The tank was overflowing following heavy rains. The crop loss is estimated at Rs 10 lakh. The link between Kalale and Hosur has been cutoff.

In Shimoga

Monsoon has become active in the region again as Tirthahalli, Hosanagar and Sagar taluks received heavy rains on Wednesday.

Linganamakki reservoir has received 2 feet water in past 24 hours. Water level in the reservoir stood at 1,805.2 feet with 43,165 cusecs inflow. Megharavalli received 171.2 mm rain followed by 147 mm in Agumbe and 117.6 mm in Tirthahalli.

Normal life affected

After a week’s lull, the monsoon revived in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, while there is widespread rain in Kodagu district also. As it has been raining heavily in the Talacauvery region, Triveni Sangama at Bhagamandala is again full. The rains have disrupted normal life in the district. Dropping of coffee seeds due to heavy rain is causing concern among the growers in the district.

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