Heavy rains lash DK

Water enters low-lying areas at many places in the district
Last Updated 05 July 2010, 16:59 IST

In the last 24 hours, Bantwal received the highest rainfall of 126.2 mm followed by Mangalore—70.2 mm, Puttur—39 mm, Belthangady —37.2 mm and Sullia 14.2 mm.
Heavy rain would occur at isolated places over Coastal Karnataka when the rainfall will exceed 125 mm during the next 48 hours.

A house was damaged when a compound wall collapsed at Sajipa Munnar in Bantwal taluk. The loss is estimated at Rs 7,000.

The water level in Nethravathi river was 4 metres in Bantwal and 19 metres in Uppinangady. The water level of Kumaradhara river was 19 metres.

The low lying areas were inundated in and around Mangalore City. As the storm water drain was narrow near Veenus Hospital in Surathkal, water had entered the hospital. Owing to the lack of storm water drains, water entered about six houses in Acharya colony.

Artificial flood was experienced in Bellare in Surathkal as the drains were closed by dumping clay by a builder. Corporator Ganesh Hosabettu helped in the clearing of the drains.

Mayor Rajani Dugganna visited the flood affected areas and directed the engineers to clear the drains at the earliest.

Some houses have been damaged at Ashraya colony in Janata Colony. The compound wall of Ramesh Devadiga and Susheela were damaged.

In Udupi

Even Udupi received heavy rains on Monday. The tiles of the roof of a government school in Udupi flew away, incurring a loss of Rs one lakh on Sunday late night. In the last 24 hours, Udupi district received 60.93 mm rainfall. This include Udupi—95.8 mm, Karkala—58.6 mm and Kundapura—28.4 mm. The roof was Saraswathi Government Higher Primary School was partially collapsed at Moodanidamboor.

In Karkala, the walls of the house belonging to Kamala Shedthi was partially damaged.

(Published 05 July 2010, 16:59 IST)

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