Citizens worry as water tank wall collapses in Belthangady

Citizens worry as water tank wall collapses in Belthangady

The soil on the roadside caves due to heavy rain on Monday night at Chibidre in Belthangady taluk.

Though residents of Mangaluru heaved a sigh of relief as the rain took a break on Tuesday, the interiors of Dakshina Kannada district received heavy rainfall on Monday night.

The wall of Halajekere at Chibidre in Belthangady collapsed. Now, there is no wall restricting the water. If the water level increases, water might flow onto the road, disrupting the vehicular movement.

The residents of Kathari Gudde and Anaru Colony are also fearing loss of connectivity if the water-level increases in the water body.

A student who was walking beside the water body on Monday accidentally slipped into it, however, he was saved by the timely action of the local residents.

A house, belonging Ramnath, collapsed following heavy rain at Ujire Olapete. Tahsildar, Ujire Gram Panchayat President and others visited the spot to assess the damage.

Following lack of stormwater drains, the rainwater flowed on the road near Ujire School, Belal Cross, Belthangady and Guruvayanakere causing inconvenience to the pedestrians and motorists.

In the past 24 hours, Dakshina Kannada district received an average of 42.9 mm rainfall. Puttur received highest of 71.9 mm followed by Belthangady—58.9 mm, Sullia—40.3 mm, Bantwal—28.9 mm and Mangaluru—14.4 mm.