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Heavy rain claims 4 lives in DK, Sringeri

Published On : 08 Jul 2018   |  Reported By : Courtesy DHNS   |  Pic On: Photo credit DHNS


Mangaluru: (DHNS): Four people were killed in three separate incidents as torrential rain continued to lash Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu and parts of Chikkamagaluru on Saturday.

Parvathi (65) and her grandson Dhanush (12) died after a compound wall fell on their house at Hebbarebailu in Puttur taluk. Another woman died when she accidentally fell into an overflowing well at Ananthadi in Sudekattemar in Vittal. Farmer Surendra in Konabailu of Sringeri died after accidentally falling into a farm pond.

Firemen rescued 18 members of five families who were stranded after the overflowing Nandini river flooded houses at Shibaroor and Soorinje. Rivers Nethravathi and Kumaradhara are in spate in Dakshina Kannada district.

With rivers and rivulets swelling, the water level in river Nethravathi has reached 23.5 metres in Uppinangady as against the maximum level of 28 metres. A temporary road constructed to using hardship to schoolchildren and villagers. The waterlogged Vittal-Salethoor-Mangaluru road at Kudthamugeri affected the movement of vehicles. Uprooted trees and landslides on the nine-kilometre stretch from MajjoniKodapadavu-Karai on Vittal-B C Road-Mangaluru disrupted traffic till noon.

A landslide at Mithoor on Mani-Mysuru highway affected the movement of vehicles for a few hours.

Low-lying areas of Kinnigoli, Pakshikere Panja, Kilenjoor, Malligeyangady, Kodethooru and Kateel were inundated. The Hosamata bridge was blocked for five hours on KadabaSubrahmanya
state highway.

A 30-member NDRF team is likely to reach Dakshina Kannada district by Sunday.
In Udupi
Following heavy rain, low-lying areas in Nittur, Karavali Junction, Matadabettu, Badagubettu and Bannaje were inundated in Udupi district.

With water entering houses, about 60 to 70 people were shifted to safer areas. Water entered Rajangann in Sri Krishna Mutt. As a result, several vehicles were submerged. Rivers Seetha, Swarna, Varahi and Sauparnika are in spate.

Harangi full
The Harangi reservoir in Kodagu attained its full level on Saturday, prompting the Harangi division irrigation authorities to let out 1,200 cusecs of water.

The maximum storage of the reservoir is 2,859 feet and the water level stood at 2,854.40 feet.

Tourists were seen clicking photographs of water gushing out of the reservoir.

Low-lying areas of Kinnigoli, Pakshikere Panja, Kilenjoor, Malligeyangady, Kodethooru and Kateel were inundated. The Hosamata bridge was blocked for five hours on Kadaba Subrahmanya state highway. A 30-member NDRF team is likely to reach Dakshina Kannada district by Sunday.

Following heavy rain, low-lying areas in Nittur, Karavali Junction, Matadabettu, Badagubettu and Bannanje were inundated in Udupi district.

With water entering houses, about 60 to 70 people were shifted to safer areas. Water entered Rajangann in Sri Krishna Mutt. As a result, several vehicles were submerged. Rivers Seetha, Swarna, Varahi and Sauparnika are in spate.

The Harangi reservoir in Kodagu attained its full level on Saturday. Incessant rain in Kalasa, Mudigere and Sringeri increased the water level in river Bhadra.







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