Rains intensify in DK, Udupi districts

Mans body found in Puttur river

  It was said that the body of one Ramananda Naik (26) was found in a river at Ambatemoole in Puttur taluk. He is said to have been washed away while catching fish.

In the last 24 hours, Belthangady taluk has received highest rainfall of 66.2 mm followed by Sullia—49.6 mm, Bantwal—45 mm, Puttur—34.4 mm and Mangalore—22.2 mm.  The water-level of Kumaradhara has stood at 13 metres while the danger-level is 28.5 metres.

In Udupi

Udupi district has received an average of 42.45 mm rains in the last 24 hours. Karkala taluk has received highest of 54.2 mm rains followed by Kundapura—40.8 mm and Udupi—32.4 mm.

Damge to houses

A house was partially damaged at Gundmi village of Udupi taluk.  The roof of the house belonging to Laxmi Poojarthi collapsed in the rains.  In Kundapur, the walls of a house belonging to Bharathi Poojarthi of Kavradi village collapsed.

Two house damages have also been reported in Kervashe village of Karkala taluk.
 The wiring of the house of Ganapathy Bhat in Kervashe village damaged due to lightning.  Another house belonging to Ramani Shedthi was partially damaged when a branch of the tree fell on the house.

Meteorological Department has warned heavy rain of 125 mm coupled with wind blowing at 45.55 km/hr in the next 48 hours in the district.   Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea for fishing with the heavy wind occasionaly reaching 44-55 kmph along the coast in the next 24 hours.

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