Heavy rain since Monday morning left four persons dead, brought down or damaged many houses and marooned a few buildings in Mangalore and its suburbs. There were many landslips and at least one incident of cattle being washed away and sea erosion intensified.

In the city, four persons, including a 13-year-old girl, were killed, and six others injured when a portion of a compound wall of an illegal commercial complex collapsed in the wee hours of Monday on the houses of Leelavathi and Shekhar of a Dalit colony at Bajpe. Eighteen families live in 12 houses on the banks of Tottiluguri stream here. A mass of earth caved in on a construction site, damaging a house nearby in Attavar. No one was injured. A primary school was surrounded by water in Hoigebazar area. The city received 140.5 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ended 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, while district average was 114 mm.

In Bajpe, all the four persons died on the spot as they were buried in the rubble. Those who died are Leelavathi’s brother Sundara (50), and her sisters-in-law Baby (55), and Sundari (45) and Chitra (13), an orphan staying in Leelavathi’s house. Among the six injured are Leelavathi and Shekhar, who sustained a head injury. They are being treated at the Government Wenlock Hospital.

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