Monsoon brings a spate of problems across Karnataka

Many trees and electricity poles uprooted; roads and low-lying areas inundated; a man washed away in stream and another found dead in drain in Uttara Kannada

Published: 21st July 2017 02:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2017 08:20 AM   |  A+A-

Water overflowing from the Tunga reservoir at Gajanur in Shivamogga taluk on Thursday | Shimoga Nandan

By Express News Service

Many trees and electricity poles uprooted; roads and low-lying areas inundated; a man washed away in stream and another found dead in drain in Uttara Kannada

Rain fury kills two in U-K district

Karwar: The 11 taluks of Uttara Kannada district have been receiving incessant rainfall for the last three to four days. The downpour brought many trees and electricity poles down, causing disruption to power supply and vehicular movements. Two people were killed in separate rain-related incidents in the district. A 50-year-old man was reportedly washed away in a stream at Siddar village in Karwar taluk. He was found dead near the village on Thursday. According to police, deceased Anandu Vishnu Naik, went to the field near the village on Wednesday evening, and might have accidentally fallen into the stream. In another incident, a middle aged man was found dead in a drain near the old fish market in Karwar city on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Anil Pauskar of Kodibhag, a cobbler. He was an alcoholic. Police suspect that he might have fallen in the drainage on Wednesday night and was washed away following heavy rainfall.

Heavy rainfall affects normalcy

Hassan: Heavy rain lashing the district continuously for three days has affected normal life.  Except Arsikere and Channarayapatna, the other taluks received good rain on Thursday. Low-lying remote areas and fields in parts of Sakleshpur taluk have been submerged. Vehicular traffic was disrupted on the MG Road in Hassan after a huge tree fell on the road. The water level in Hemavathi reservoir has been increasing following heavy downpour in the catchment areas. The water level stood at 2,880 ft as against the maximum level of 2,922 ft.

Inflow increases in Kabini, KRS

Mysuru: Incessant rain in Wayanad region of Kerala has increased the inflow into Kabini reservoir to 13,500 cusecs. The water level increased by two ft in 24 hours taking it to 2,270 ft as against the maximum of 2,284 ft. The KRS level was 78.55 ft as against the maximum of 124.8 ft with an inflow of 3,336 cusecs.


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