Monsoon covers more areas

Monsoon covers more areas

Truck driver, cleaner among four washed away in the State

Monsoon covers more areas

The monsoon mayhem continued in many districts of the State on Tuesday. Four people were washed away in three separate incidents. 

Crops were destroyed at many places, while a landslide affected rail traffic between Bangalore and Mangalore. 


Kumar (27), a lorry driver and Manu (24), the cleaner, were feared drowned when their cement-laden lorry plunged into swollen River Malathi at Lakkunda in Shimoga district. Both hailed from Esur in Shikaripur taluk. The incident occurred when the lorry bound for Teerthahalli from Agumbe, fell into the river while crossing the flooded bridge.  Eight houses were flooded at Kolur and Barlagudde in Agumbe hobli. Vehicular movement on the Shimoga-Teerthahalli road was disrupted throughout the day as the main road near Mandagadde was flooded due to heavy rainfall in Teerthahalli taluk on Monday night.   As many as 1.19 lakh cusec of water was released from Tunga dam. The River Tunga is flowing close to the danger level in Shimoga.


The water level in Linganamakki reservoir rose by four feet in a single day and it touched 1,783.20 ft on Tuesday. The inflow was 84,610 cusec. Heavy rain continued in Hosanagar taluk on Tuesday. Vehicular movement between Teerthahalli and Nagara was disrupted following the collapse of the Hannebail mini bridge near Belur village. The mini bridge near Bayase village also collapsed.More than 150 paddy fields were inundated following incessant rain in the taluk. Nagar in Hosanagar taluk received a record rainfall of 48 cm on August 5. The previous record was 40.5 cm. 



 Rain continued to create havoc in the district on Tuesday. Kallira P Bopaiah, 45, slipped and fell into River Cauvery at Kakotuparambu-Nalkeri village of Virajpet taluk. A cowshed collapsed killing a cow at Ayyangeri of Bhagamandala hobli. Several houses were damaged at Srimangala. There have been many incidents of house collapse in Madikeri city.  

Udupi, Dakshina Kannada  

Shankara Shetty (60), a daily wage worker, was washed away at Brahmasthana in Hebri on Monday night, when he tried to cross a road which was flooded by water in River Seetha. The body was found at Nadpalu on Tuesday morning.  The bridge across Kumaradhara river, connecting Gundya and Subramanya, and the Hosmata bridge, connecting Uppinangady and Subramanya, were under water on Tuesday, affecting vehicular traffic. Kadaba in Dakshina Kannada district received the highest rainfall of 151.3 mm. 

Hassan  Crops and properties worth crores of rupees have been destroyed due to incessant rain in Sakleshpur taluk. Paddy crop on 12 acres was damaged following a landslide at Heggadde village in the taluk. Road traffic was affected as the Kiruhalla bridge was submerged at Janekere village on Tuesday afternoon. 

Schools in the taluk declared a holiday on Tuesday and it may be extended on Wednesday, if the situation warrants, said officials. The inflow into the Hemavathi reservoir has gone up to 24,404 cusec. There is 22.9 tmc ft of water in the reservoir, which has a capacity of 37 tmc ft. The Vatehole reservoir is 6.95 meter away from the maximum level. 


With rains lashing Koppa taluk, River Tunga and its tributaries are overflowing. The movement of vehicles at Narve, BG Katte, Aradikoppa, Ambalike, Nagalapura and Karangi has been disrupted.

A landslide at Narve Ghat on Chikmagalur Road disrupted traffic. The movement of vehicles on Agumbe-Chikmagalur-Sringeri route too has been disrupted, while many houses have been damaged at Shanuvalli, Asagodu, Nagalapura and Harakanamakki. With the landslide at Guddethota, the residents of the colony have been shifted to safer places. The taluk recorded 185 mm rain in the last 24 hours. Rains also lashed Kalasa.

The water level in the KRS dam has risen to 84 feet bringing some cheers to farmers. By Tuesday evening, the inflow was 31,342 cusec. The water level has gone up by three feet in a single day. If water flows into the dam at the present rate, it will be full in another 15 days, said officials. The water level in KRS stood at 121.35 feet on the same day last year, with an inflow of 31,787 cusec and outflow of 19,950 cusec. Davangere  Several houses in low-lying areas collapsed, due to the flooding in the wake of heavy rains in Harapanahalli and Chennagiri taluks of the district. The Harihar taluk administration has asked people in the villages on the banks of Tungabhadra to shift to safer places as the river is overflowing.