MANGALORE: The incessant rain that lashed the district in the last two days has thrown life out of gear.
Following heavy showers in Kumara Parvatha and surrounding ghats, Kumaradhara bridge, an important link to Subrahmanya town, was submerged on Sunday. Devotees were left stranded on either ends of the bridge.
After offering Annadana at the temple, devotees were forced to stay back as the water receded only after 3 pm.
Netravati Bathing Ghat Submerged
The bathing ghats at Netravati were also flooded. Shops on the banks were inundated but no casualties were reported. A landslide was reported at Veerakamba on Kalladka-Kanhangad Interstate Highway on Sunday disrupting vehicular movement. A huge tree came crashing down on an electricity pole at Neerapalike. Flash floods were reported in low-lying areas in Sullia taluk and power was disrupted on Sunday.
An overflowing drain at Kandadka situated between Jalsur and Subrahmanya Road, created problems. A bridge that connects Puttur and Panja at Bomale near Addahole was submerged.
People heaved a sigh of relief when the water receded in the evening. A newly-constructed bridge at Peradka was in danger as there was a landslide on one side. Another landslide was reported at Kadepala, where a bridge is under construction. Water levels in Netravathi and Kumaradhara rivers have increased. Landslides were reported at five different regions in Uppinangady.Houses belonging to Abdul Khader, Mohammed and Latheef were damaged at Ninnikkal. A house under construction at Ninnikkal was also partially damaged.
Family members of Khader had a miraculous escape from a wall collapse. As they were fasting they woke up at 4 am to offer prayers.
A retaining wall at Nekkilady Subhash Nagar collapsed damaging an adjacent house. Though there were 13 people in the house, all escaped unhurt. Puttur tahsildar Kulle Gowda, Nekkilady Gram Panchayat president Askarali and revenue officials inspected to the spot.
In two incidents, two houses were damaged at Kondemoola and Ullanje in Mennabettu Gram Panchayat limits in Mulky.
A tree came crashing down on Padma Poojary’s house at Appalu in Kondemoola village injuring her son Sunil and daughter in-law Vimala. The loss is estimated at `1 lakh. In another incident, a branch crashed on the house of Vishalakshi of Ullanje. Due to incessant rains, a portion of a 150-metre-long retaining wall collapsed, damaging six electricity poles and a transformer near Alankar Gram Panchayat building in Puttur taluk on Sunday.
On June 5, a 235-metre stretch was concretised at a total cost of `56 lakh.
A 10 metre high wall was constructed at the edge of the road. Both the works were undertaken with the MLA’s funds. However due to heavy rains, the embankment wall collapsed. The damage due to uprooting of six electricity poles and to the transformer was estimated at `40,000.
Locals say the poles and transformer shifted during the concretising work were re-installed without any support wires. Trees and electricity poles were uprooted at many places.