Continuous rains torment coastal dists

Continuous rains torment coastal dists

Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts are receiving torrential rains since Saturday, leading to trees uprooting, landslips and swollen water bodies in many places.

Bantwal taluk received the highest rainfall of 105 mm, followed by Belthangady 104 mm, Mangaluru 100.8 mm, Puttur 83.6 mm and Sullia 52.2 mm.

A concrete retaining wall collapsed at Urundadi Gudde in Panjimogaru, affecting houses nearby. Mayor Kavitha Sanil and MCC Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer rushed to the spot and made arrangements to remove the wall debris.

A tree fell on the road at Pavoor and affected traffic movement for some time. The Sharavu Temple – Car Street road and Bykampady – Angaragundi railway under bridge caused problems to vehicle users and pedestrians.

The compound wall of a mosque at Farangipete and of Kishor Kottary’s house at Kuthar collapsed and the house is in danger.

Washed away
The materials brought to build a bridge across Swarna river near Udupi were washed away with increased inflow of water. A generator submerged in water is damaged. The loss is estimated at Rs 20 lakh, said the contractor.

Telephone connections and electricity supply were affected as poles fell in interior Kundapur. Prawn rearers are worried as muddy rainwater entered the ponds by the highway. Pedestrians too have to be on their guard as vehicles splash rainwater on them.

The sheets of Janeetha D’Souza’s house at Gurinabettu in Anagalli in Kundapur were damaged. A 200-year-old mango tree was uprooted and fell on a shop belonging to Ismail at Kadiyali in Udupi. The loss is estimated at Rs 3 lakh. Potholes have surfaced on the road at Karavali Junction on NH 66 causing traffic jam.