Mangalore: Heavy Winds Bring Down 11 Electric Poles, Two Trees
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje / Ramesh Pandith
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Jul 21: In a bizarre incident, as many as 11 electric poles came crashing down one after the other at Yekkur after a tree fell on one of them.
The incident took place on Saturday July 21 in the evening.
Rain accompanied by heavy winds lashed the city at around 4 pm, uprooting a huge tree which fell on a nearby electric pole.
In a chain reaction of sorts, one by one the poles pulled at each other and were dislocated. Electricity in the entire area has been affected.
The area was also closed to traffic due to the fallen tree and poles. Luckily, no injuries or damages were reported.
Earthmovers are at the spot to clear the area and MESCOM linemen are working to restore electricity.
In a similar incident reported at around the same time, a tree fell on the police quarters at Pandeshwar.
Two policewomen Sunita and Jyoti who were at the spot escaped unhurt, but the tree damaged the quarters and a bike.
Efforts are on by the Pandeshwar fire personnel to clear the tree.