Incessant rains claim another life in Bantwal

Incessant rains claim another life in Bantwal

Rivers continue to overflow in DK, Udupi districts

Incessant rains claim another life in Bantwal

 Heavy rains which have been lashing Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district for the last two days, continued its pace on Wednedsay too. Though rains appeared to have receded in the evening for some time, it continued at night. 

A man accidentally fell into a overflowing stream, at Padaaru in Vitlapadnoor of Bantwal taluk on Tuesday night.


The deceased has been identified as Sesappa Baira (52), said Revenue Inspector Govinda Naika to Deccan Herald. In the last 24 hours, Mangalore received highest rainfall of 64.3 mm followed by Belthangady—54.6 mm, Sullia—53.2 mm, Bantwal—48 mm, Moodbidri—47.2 mm, Puttur—41.6 mm and Kadaba—32.4 mm.

  The flood in Bantwal taluk has receded. The water-level in river Nethravathi which was 8.3 metre on Tuesday, reduced to 5.8 metre by Wednesday noon, but continued to rise in the evening. Several coconuts and wooden logs have been washed away in flood water in Bantwal. In fact, several locals were seen collecting it using traditional boats. 


 Udupi district has recorded an average of 94.26 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The flood situation in the district is under control and all rivers are flowing below the danger level.  Karkala taluk received the highest rainfall of 132.4 mm.

Udupi taluk received 90.6 mm and Kundapur taluk recorded 59.8 mm rainfall. In Karkala, the road across Neerani in Kabbinale has been damaged owing to the landslide in the area following heavy rains. The loss has been estimated at around Rs 15 lakh. Karkala Tahsildar Jaganath Rao told Deccan Herald that the situation is normal. Precautionary measures have been taken to handle any grave emergencies. A few houses were partially damaged when trees fell on the houses, he added. 

A house belonging to Vanaja in Matlapadi in Andaru was partially damaged. In Kundapur taluk, the flood situation is under control and the flow in the rivers Souparnika, Chakra, Varahi and Kubja is within the danger limits. Kundapur Tahsildar Lalanke Ravi said that the low lying areas that were flooded are all out of danger.  

A house in Voderhobli village of Kundapur taluk was partially damaged when a tree fell owing to gusty winds. The house belongs to Jayaram Navda. Udupi Tahsildar Abhijin said that there was sea erosion in Badayermal region owing to which the stretch passing across was damaged. Engineers were sent to take precautionary measures and boulders will be dumped. All the rivers in Siddapura were flowing to the brim.  With the release of water from Chakra dam, there was artificial flood in and around Kattinadi.

 The flood water had entered the houses of Girijamma, Kulla Hasala, Rama Mogaveera, Masthi Mogaveera and Basava Naika on Tuesday night and the family members were shifted to Devarabalu school. The road to Kabbinale, Moodahithlu, have been cut off due to rains. Sauparnika, Rerata, Varahi, Kubja and chakra rivers are overflowing in Devarabala.