The urban area of Malpe beach here has also not been spared of sea erosion. Four concrete benches installed for people to relax on were found uprooted by the high waves.

Local people said nearly 10 beaches were washed away by high waves last night. Some trees near the beach were also uprooted by the waves. Many people said that such high waves were not seen last year.

Naveen, a fisherman, said the sea has been very rough this year.

Lakshman Karkera, another fisherman, said that this was the first time in the last 20 years that such massive sea erosion was seen in the area.