Heavy damage to crops, property in Kasaragod

Staff Reporter
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Low-lying areas inundated, sea erosion reported from many places

Several low-lying areas were inundated in heavy rain in the district. Major rivers have swollen and families residing by the beach face evacuation.

According to official sources, the district recorded 146.80 mm rain in the last 24 hours. A house at Kottakkandam in Bedadukka village was destroyed while 15 houses in the district were damaged. Officials estimate the loss to property at Rs.2.13 lakh.

Floodwater in temple

Water from the Madhuahi river entered the Siddhi Vinayaka Madanandeshwaram temple at Madhur. A tree fell on the national highway at Bevinja on the Thekkil ghat section, disrupting traffic.

Crops were destroyed across the district, especially in the hilly hamlets around Kanhangad as the water level of a tributary of the Chandragiri river suddenly went up. Sea continued to be turbulent for the second day on Tuesday. There was sea erosion too in many places.

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