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School marooned, shops damaged in rain

Staff Correspondent
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Rainwater floods Dakshina Kannada Higher Primary School at Hoige Bazaar in Mangalore on Tuesday.— Photo: R. Eswarraj
Rainwater floods Dakshina Kannada Higher Primary School at Hoige Bazaar in Mangalore on Tuesday.— Photo: R. Eswarraj

Several houses were damaged following heavy rain that lashed in Mangalore and other parts of Dakshina Kannada between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The foundation of house of rickshaw driver Ganesh in Attavar was exposed after part of earth caved in at the adjoining under construction commercial building on Tuesday. Mr. Ganesh said earth had caved in a fortnight ago also authorities had not taken any action against the builder even after it was reported.

Joint Commissioner Srikant Rao visited the site and directed Town Planning Officer Balakrishna Gowda to take action for alleged laxity on the part of the builder in taking precautionary steps.

As many as 15 students and three teachers of Government Higher Primary School in Hoige Bazar were stranded in the school with logged around the premises. Hoige Bazaar Ward Councillor Kavita said water logging was because of blockage of the storm water drain running along the compound wall. Waste bin constructed across the drain was obstructing free flow of water and this was resulting in problems for children and teachers. The problem has been brought to the notice of Mangalore City Corporation authorities, Ms. Kavita said.

Several houses and shops were damaged in the district. Houses of Damodar Shettigar and Prema D’Souza were destroyed, while houses of Shekar Shettigar, Sitaram Shetty and Itappa Shetty had partial damage as a result of tree falls in Ullal. Houses were partially damaged in Permannur, Kotekar, Mannabettu, Karnad villages. As many as four houses were partially damaged because of rains in Ivarnadu, Kalladka, Harihara, Pallatadka, Kanakamajalu in Sullia taluk. Five cows washed way in storm water drain in Bastipadpu in B. Mooda village in Bantwal Taluk.


  • 15 students, three teachers of Government Higher Primary School in Hoige Bazaar were stranded

  • Four houses damaged in Ivarnadu, Kalladka, Harihara, Pallatadka, Kanakamajalu in Sullia


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