Heavy rain: One washed away

Gruel centre opened in Harapanahalli

 
The Uppuneeruhalla rivulet is in spate. Chikkappa (55), a resident of Kunkuva village, was washed away in its waters on Monday. His body was traced on Tuesday. Within half an hour of finding the body, the district administration handed over a cheque for Rs one lakh as compensation to his family. Honnali MLA M P Renukacharya visited the spot and handed over Rs 25,000 as compensation.

In Harapanahalli, a gruel centre has been opened. More than 400 houses, and schools and colleges have been inundated, and life has been thrown out of gear. The loss is being estimated, said deputy commissioner K Amaranarayana.

Onion and maize crops across 70 acres of land have been destroyed in Telagi hobli.
The district continued to receive good rain on Tuesday as well. Shimoga, Bhadravati, Hosanagar, Tirthahalli and Sagar taluks received heavy downpour, accompanied with lightning, late on Monday night.

Heavy rains continued in Shimoga and Sorab taluks on Tuesday evening too, while cloudy weather prevailed in the district for most part of the day. The Linganamakki reservoir recorded a level of 1817.10 feet on Tuesday, against the maximum capacity of 1,819 feet. The reservoir recorded 3,666 cusec inflow and 3,439 cusec outflow. The water level in Bhadra and Tunga reservoirs of the district had reached the brim in the first week of September itself.

In Hirisave, Hassan district, seven houses have been damaged, and roads  washed away. An old woman died in Mruthunjayanagar in Dharwad on Tuesday when her neighbour’s house collapsed. Gangamma Yallappa Shirahatti (75) was caught under the debris.

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