Rain continues hitting coastal districts

Rain continues hitting coastal districts

The water level in the Gurupura river has drastically increased. The river is seen gushing through the Malavooru vented dam and caught the attention of shutterbugs on Wednesday. DH Photo/ Govindraj Javali

Rain intensified in Dakshina Kannada district on Wednesday.

Ramasevaka, (36), lost his life after he was trapped under a huge tree when it uprooted, at Malker in Panemangaluru, Bantwal taluk.

The incident occurred when he went to answer Nature’s call on Wednesday afternoon. He was a native of Unnava of Uttar Pradesh.

Another person Dilip, has suffered serious injuries.

Average rain

Dakshina Kannada district has recorded an average rainfall of 91.8 mm, during the last 24 hours, ending on Wednesday 8 am.

A total of 130 mm rain has been recorded in Mangaluru taluk while in Bantwal taluk, the rainfall recorded has been 116.9 mm.

Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has directed the heads of education institutions all over the district to declare holidays for schools, if necessary, after looking at the situation.

In fact, it rained throughout the day on Wednesday, without giving much break, however, giving a feel of the rainy days of yesteryears.

Trees have also been uprooted in Vittal. Poultry farm and areca plantations have been damaged in the rain havoc in the region.

Water filling up

All the three major rivers in Dakshina Kannada district – Netravathi, Kumaradhara and Phalguni – are in spate. Additional water collected is being released out of Malavoor vented dam.

On the other hand, the sea too has become rough in Kanakoda Padukere beach at Udyara, Udupi district. A well caved in at Ermal in Padubidri.