Monsoon intensifies in State

Six students injured as tree falls on a school building in Udupi district
Last Updated 29 July 2010, 17:29 IST

Six students sustained injuries, three of them grievously as a tree uprooted on a school building due to heavy rains in the district on Thursday.
The students were writing examination when the tree fell on the building housing Government Higher Primary School in Manipura village. The damage has been assessed at Rs 2.77 lakh.

The Kumaradhara bridge near Sumbrahmanya was submerged affecting the vehicular movement for about two hours. Houses were damaged at many places in Udupi district. The ceiling of the Government Junior College in Bada village was damaged.  However, there has been no  report of loss of life.

There was no let up from rains in Malnad as well. The water level in Linganamakki reservoir went up by four feet to 1778.70 feet. Tunga River is in full spate and 85,000 cusec of water is being released from the Gajanur reservoir. Yadur has received 247 mm rain, Hulikal 242 mm, Mani 236 mm, Mastikatte 210 mm, Agumbe 196.2 mm while 114.2 mm rain was recorded in Tirthahalli.

Rivers in Chikmagalur district were in full spate following widespread rains. Paddy in 10 acres of land was destroyed in a land slip in Bandigadi of Koppa taluk. Kammaradi in the taluk registered a rain fall of 167.4 mm.

The situation was no different in Kodagu district. Rains, though took a break in the morning returned with gusto in the noon. The Triveni Sangama at Bhagamandala was overflowing with two feet water on Bhagamandala-Napoklu-Ayyangeri road. Holiday has been declared to schools and colleges on Friday and Saturday. The Chiklihole reservoir is full to the brim. Heavy rains in Southern Kodagu has increased water level in Lakshmanatheertha river. Road connectivity between Harihara-Balyamanduru has been cut off due to floods.  A total of 13,200 cusec water was released from Harangi reservoir on Thursday morning. 

North Karnataka
Widespread rains threw normal life out of gear in Hyderabad Karnataka. 2.10 lakh cusec of water is being released from Narayanapura Basavasapura reservoir following heavy rains in catchment areas. Any increase in outflow would cut-off the road connectivity between Gulbarga and Raichur. Water is also being released from Jurala reservoir in bordering Andhra Pradesh. Chincholi in Gulbarga taluk recorded 60 mm of rains.
Sangappa Ningappa Bijapur (72) was washed away Varada river at Kudal village in Hangal taluk. The body is yet to be traced.  Belgaum, Dharwad, Uttar Kannada and Haveri districts continued to receive heavy rains. Some villages in Belgaum district have been submerged. Flood warning has been issued to people living on the banks of Krishna. Emergency services have been kept ready to tackle any eventuality.  The water level in Almati reservoir has reached 518.95 metre against the Full Reservoir Level of 519.6 metre. A total of 290 MW power is being generated by the six units at the reservoir.
DH News Service

(Published 29 July 2010, 17:29 IST)

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