Special Correspondent

Landslips in Mangalore; five houses damaged in Udupi

Five injured in house collapse at Jyothi Nagar
‘10 houses on the verge of collapse at Kuntikana’

Mangalore: Heavy rains accompanied with gusty winds put normal life out of gear in Mangalore since Friday night showing no signs of respite even on Saturday.

While the floods in various parts of the city are unabated, falling trees, especially coconut palms, land slips, house collapse and other rain related mishaps are coming from all over the district.

Five people sustained minor injuries when their house collapsed at Jyothi Nagar in Kunjatbail. They have been admitted to the hospital. In another case the roof of a house was blown off by gusty winds at Konchady village, injuring one person. Wall collapses have been reported from Derebail, Urva, Ashoknagar and Meenakali in Panambur villages.

Landslips have occurred in Girinagar township, Kenjar village near Bajpe, and minor landslips in Kukkady, Kedinje villages.

According to the former corporator Shankar Bhat about ten houses in Kuntikana in Mangalore city are on the verge of collapsing due to excavation being carried out on the nearby hillock. The Legislator of Surathkal J.Krishna Palemar visited some affected areas and directed the officials to take suitable relief measures before distributing Rs. 10.75 lakh from National Relief Fund.

Houses damaged

Udupi Staff Correspondent reports:

Five houses have been damaged and 116 houses partially damaged in heavy rains accompanied with winds that occurred in Udupi district on Saturday. All rivers in the district are in spate, trees have been uprooted in some places on the National Highway 17 and low-lying areas inundated. According to the Taluk Office sources, the houses of Umesh Acharya at Kuthpady village, Saroja and Mohini in Hejmady village, Yeshwant Prabhu in Nadsal village, and Narayana Devadiga in Giliyar village were completely damaged. The total loss is estimated at Rs. 2.7 lakh.

As many as 91 houses have been partially damaged in different parts of Udupi taluk inflicting a loss of around Rs. 4 lakh. Three boats were damaged when a tree fell on them. The damage is estimated at Rs. 98,000. According to Kundapur Taluk Office, 25 houses were damaged in the taluk. The floods in the river Varahi on Friday has damaged certain equipment at the Varahi Irrigation and Hydel project sites, estimated to cost Rs. 30 lakh.