Rain claims man's life, damages houses

Rain claims man's life, damages houses

Heavy rain pounded several parts of the State on Monday, claiming the life of a man and damaging several houses.

Rains in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga and Chitradurga districts also spurred agricultural activities and increased inflow into reservoirs.

A 30-year-old man drowned in an overflowing river at Uppur in Udupi district on Monday.
Yesu Poojary was walking on the bank of the river when he slipped and fell into it, said sources.

The downpour has also damaged several houses in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts over the past two days. Houses belonging to Seesu Poojary and Iyatappa Mestri at Uppur were damaged completely and another belonging to Vasanti Mestri partially at Nadikur village.

Crops in a farm belonging to Acchu Kanchan were destroyed in Uppur.  No damages, however, have been reported from anywhere in Kundapur and Karkala taluks.  Udupi district recorded 92.53 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Udupi taluk received 73.4 mm rainfall, Karkala 90.4 mm and Kundapur 113.8 mm.
Dakshina Kannada district has received an average of 74.4 mm rainfall.

House collapse

As many as 12 houses collapsed and 13 were damaged in the downpour over the past two days at Challakere in Chitradurga district.

Rainwater gushed into 43 houses and washed away household articles. The residents were shifted to Shadi Mohalla where a councillor, Muzibulla, arranged food and accommodation for them. They were seen searching for their household articles after the rain subsided by Monday noon.

Landslide

A landslide was reported near Karimane in Hosanagara taluk of Shimoga district.
The residents panicked on hearing a loud thud due to the landslide. Landslips on the small hillocks have become a cause of concern in the region this rainy season.  

With the district receiving consistently moderate rain over the past few days, agricultural activities have received a boost.

Water level

Rain in the catchment areas has increased inflow into the reservoirs.
Water level in the Linganamakki reservoir stood at 1799.05 ft against the maximum of 1819 ft, with the inflow increasing to 10,786 cusec.

The inflow into the Bhadra reservoir is 8,816 cusec and the water level is just 20 feet short of the maximum 186 feet. The outflow is 1,999 cusec. With the inflow increased to 21,104 cusec and outflow at 18,750, water in the Tunga reservoir has reached its maximum level.

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