Monsoon pounds Malnad

The south-west monsoon visited parts of the State with a vengeance on Friday. A farmer was washed away in flash floods while traffic on the Bangalore-Mangalore national highway was affected for over eight hours due to landslides.

Vehicles stranded on the Bangalore-Mangalore national highway due to mudslide in Shiradi Ghat following heavy rain on Friday. DH photo

Train services have been cancelled on the Sakleshpur-Subramanya section.

Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan district recorded 250mm rainfall during the period from Thursday night to Friday noon. Kempuhole, Kenchanakumari and Kaginahare reserve forests in the Western Ghats received 350mm rainfall.

Basavaraj, 60, a farmer of Haragarahalli in Byakaravalli gram panchayat of Sakleshpur taluk, was washed away in the swollen village pond.

He was returning from his field on Thursday night when the incident occurred. His body was found on Friday morning.

There were reports of landslide at 10 locations on the Bangalore-Mangalore national highway, throwing the traffic haywire on Shiradi Ghat road.

Vehicles were stranded for more than eight hours on either side of the road at two locations between Maranahalli outpost and Gundia, following mudslides. Earthmovers had to be pressed into service to clear the road for traffic.

The bridge across River Bhadra on Kalasa-Horanadu Road in Chikmagalur district was submerged as heavy rain pounded Kalasa hobli.

River Tunga was in spate following copious rain in Shimoga district. Teerthalli has received the highest rainfall of 123.4 mm over the last two days. The inflow into Linganamakki reservoir went up to 36,761 cusec. Tunga reservoir is full to the brim and water is being released from ten crest gates.

River Krishna and subsidiaries have swollen in the wake of incessant rain in Maharashtra. The bridges across Doodhganga  and Krishna were submerged in Chikodi taluk of Belgaum district.

Trains cancelled

The following trains have been fully or partially cancelled due to a major landslide between Donigal and Kadagaravalli on Sakaleshpur – Subramanya Road: Train No.16515 Yeshwantpur – Karwar Express partially cancelled between Hassan and  Karwar on July 27.  Train No.16516 Karwar – Yeshwantpur Express is fully cancelled on July 28.

Train No.16518 Kannur – Yeshwantpur Express is fully cancelled on July 27 and train No.16517 Yeshwantpur – Kannur Express is fully cancelled on July 27.

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