Heavy rains in Dakshina Kannada: See what happened in Mangalore

Heavy rains in Dakshina Kannada: See what happened in Mangalore

July 23: Dakshina Kannada district has received heavy rainfall from past few days with an average of 66.8 mm rainfall. Mangalore taluk received the highest of 76.1 mm, followed by Puttur with 75 mm, Bantwal with 66.5 mm, Belthangady with 65.2 mm, and Sullia getting 51 mm rainfall.
Mangaloreans faces several issues due to heavy rain:
A minor landslide took place Bejai Battagudda which resulted in disruption in the movement of vehicles for some time. Loose soil and a boulder from the hilly area adjacent to the road had caved in. A boulder was cleared to facilitate the movement of vehicles.

A house located at Mascarenhas Garden on Falnir road and the Veeranjaneya Temple at Car Street were flooded. Rainwater was flowing on the road due to lack of storm water drains which caused inconvenience vehicle users and pedestrians in the city. There was nearly one-foot water on the road at Pumpwell. There were complaints on water-logging at Pandeshwara, Kottara Chowki and Sultan Battery areas.

A huge banyan tree collapsed near St Joseph’s School, at Kankanady which resulted in damaging two electricity poles. A car and an autorickshaw which was parked under the tree were damaged.

The uprooting of the tree disrupted the traffic on the stretch. A house at Kunjathbail was fully damaged, but none was injured in the incident. Landslide partially damaged two houses at Madaka in Amblamogaru on the outskirts of the city. The houses belong to Abbas and Razak. An electricity pole too was damaged and Mescom personnel later moved the pole.


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