Rains submerge Kumaradhara bridge

A view of the inundated Kumaradhara bridge.

The Kumaradhara bridge in Subramanya submerged on Saturday evening. As a result, Subramanya - Mangalore road has been cut off. The public and devotees visiting Subramanya temple were stranded on one side of the road. A large number of devotees had visited the temple as it was a Saturday. Students were also put into trouble due to the flooding of the bridge.

The shop of a certain Mohammed Basheer was completely damaged owing to the heavy rains at Paddayigudde in Madaka of Amblamogaru panchayat limits. In another incident, the shop of Mohammed Yakub has been partially damaged.
In the last 24 hours, Puttur has received the highest rainfall of 85 mm followed by Belthangady - 75.8 mm, Kadaba - 63 mm, Bantwal - 59.8 mm, Sullia - 46.8 mm, Mangalore - 39.8 mm and Moodabidri - 28.6 mm.

If the rain continues to lash, then Hosamata bridge will also be inundated. The water-level in rivers has also increased considerably. Nethravathi stood at 5.6 metres in Bantwal, 17 metres in Uppinangady and the water-level of Kumaradhara in Uppinangady is 17 metres.
Karkala taluk received highest rainfall of 114.80 mm. Soil caved in near Renjala connecting road in Irvathur incurring a loss of Rs 10,000. The house of one certain Ananda Sapaliga collapsed at Natla in Nitte and the loss has been put at Rs one lakh.  In the last 24 hours, Udupi district has received an average of 73.80 mm rainfall. Karkala has received the highest rainfall of 114.80 mm followed by Kundapura 63.40 mm and Udupi 43.20 mm. Upporu, Thenkanidiyuru and other low lying areas have been flooded in the district.

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