Heavy rains wash away crops

A couple of districts continued to receive rainfall in the State on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall in the last couple of days in Ballari district has left several crops damaged. Two cows and a buffalo have been washed away in the rainfall at Mincheri village in Ballari taluk.

According to the Revenue officials, crops including, chilli, maize, cotton, cultivated on at least 108 acres of land have been destroyed. The survey work is on and a report on the number of houses that have collapsed is also being compiled.

At least 30 houses have collapsed in Ballari district, the Revenue officials have estimated. So far, one house in Mincheri, one in Sanjeevarayana Kote, 10 in Kollegal, four in Honnalli, two in K Veerapur, have been confirmed as collapsed.

Though rainfall receded on Tuesday in Dakshina Kannada district, Mangaluru experienced moderate rainfall on Wednesday. In the last 24 hours, Bantwal taluk has received 18.1 mm followed by Mangaluru - 7.9 mm.

Udupi district experienced drizzling throughout the day. Karkala has received 9.9 mm in the last 24 hours.

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