Mangaluru: Sea erosion washes away three houses, damages 12 at Ullal

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, June 12: In spite of the fact that initial monsoon rain was not heavy, sea erosion has aggravated at Mukkacheri, Quinriya Nagar and various parts of Someshwar on the outskirts of the city on the night of Tuesday, June 11.

In total, 15 houses were destroyed by the huge waves that crashed onto the shore and the residents are still in shock to witness the behaviour of the sea in the midnight before the arrival of cyclone ‘Vayu’, which is expected to hit the shore on Thursday, June 13. Houses belonging to Hameed, Bava and Mohiuddin were completely washed into the sea. Other 12 houses are partially damaged due to tidal waves. Waves of gigantic proportion are still lashing at Someshwar, Uchila and Mukkacherry. More damage is expected by evening of June 12.

When the team of Daijiworld visited the spot where maximum damage had occurred, on the morning of Wednesday, June 12, locals showed their anger on local administration for not making immediate arrangements to face the dangerous situation and relocate the victims, who have lost their houses. They said, “In the night itself, we had informed the authorities and administration, but no one has visited the spot till now. It shows that the administration is not interested in the lives of people who reside on seashores.”

The locals also informed that the sea wall constructed in Mukkacheri area in the last week of May is not constructed properly and is done in an unscientific manner. Rough waves destroyed the sea wall also and washed away the houses.

Sharing the panic situation, Kamarunnisa, a resident Mukkacheri said, “Days before, we were alerted about ‘Vayu’ cyclone. Hence, since three days I am sending my children to my relatives’ house in the night, which is a little bit far from here. We are spending sleepless nights from the past many days and yesterday all of a sudden, the sea got rough and monster waves crashed the houses. We lost everything and in this situation, we have to pass the day with the dress which we wore on the night of Tuesday, June 11.”

Speaking to Daijiworld, Abbas, a local said, “Every year, the government spends crores of rupees for the construction of sea walls. But we do not know where the money goes? For name sake, the contractors place stones on the sea shore in an unscientific manner and every year, the sea destroys the wall. Instead of evacuating the residents or shifting them to other places with a compensation, the government is pouring money into the sea. People are ready to move from here, if they get proper compensation or rehabilitation.”

India Meteorological Department issued a red alert on Vayu cyclone which is likely to make a landfall over the Saurashtra Coast of Gujarat and parts of Maharashtra. The Karnataka coast also will experience the effect of cyclone. The district administration has issued strict notice to people residing near the sea shore to move to safer places. Many residents of Mukkacheri and Someshwar seashore have already moved to other places for a temporary period of time and some are planning to move on Wednesday, June 11.


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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    The local administration must be held accountable for allowing structures right into the sea.... This appears to be illegal ghettos, they are installed overnight, with the blessings of Politicians !!!

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Modi waves.....Modi rain.........Modi storm.......Modi lighting.....Modi cyclone......Modi flood.....Modi Barsa.....At last Modi chi.....

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Fri, Jun 14 2019

    Heavy rain with tupans really effect those who stay near the sea banks.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Chennai

    Fri, Jun 14 2019

    Control the population and live in a proper and better place. that's only way out. God has made this only known planet to dwel for living beings is the earth. It is soon getting over crowded and over exploited even its eliments are having lack of space to contain. God has given brains to think for human beings and we better use it now.

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Fri, Jun 14 2019

    your comment is like 'mundasu mola muvatheradu'' what population has to do with sea erosion?

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  • Shashi Shetty, Chennai

    Fri, Jun 14 2019

    Bro /Sis, you know why Sea Erosion happens ? It’s because the Sea is claimed else where the water claims the land in other place . If the land is available on plenty or the population is less why one should go and stay so close to High Tide Area ? The CRZ rule says no concrete construction within 500mts of high tide zone . You know what it means? I am damn sure the houses built there within the CRZ.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Thank you Dayanand Kukkaje for the photo shot of the sea erosion which destroyed several houses in Mukkacheri and neighboring places. I feel sorry for the people who last their houses and many were damaged. Most of the houses were close to the sea.

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    How were they given permits to build homes so close to shore. As per central govt directive, 500 meters from shore line, the entire coast line is govt of India property due to security reasons. Go after the taluk office criminals.

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Money making tricks. You build home so close to sea and during monsoon cry as sea erosion.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    I feel sorry for those people whose houses has been washed out and damaged due to the sea erosion. It is nature and nobody can go against it but it can be prevented if precaution has been taken by the concerned authorities.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    See..... It is SEA.!!!!

    It requires guts to build and stay near the any time dangerous sea....

    So, erosion and losses is a same old story... Govt should mark some lines beyond which NO ONE is allowed to stay or play with monstrous sea especially in rainy season...

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    It is not guts. its greed!

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  • CHRISTINE, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    News already given everywhere cyclone will hit mangalore and pass through. It is your duty to go to safe places. Govt cant come to all house and indivuiduals. You shoud shift to safe places. Who is responsible to loose cloths.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Do our elected representatives know something called mangrove forests, which are natural barriers to sea erosion? The more we go against nature, the more it retaliates - one day or other. Every other creation of God abides by the laws of nature and lives peacefully, but man manipulates everything to suit his needs. He thinks he is the wisest of all creations and falls into the very ditch he has dug.

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  • Jude, Belmannu

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Evry year same story instead of blaming gov ment why you people settle other safe's only your mistakes it's illegal to bulid house near to see.

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Every year this fetches a bounty.
    This year as soon as you get a compensation, move to your permanent house, once the sea recedes build a temporary cheap house still further into the sea. Shift to the new cheap house by the end of May and wait again for the sea to erode the house..and compensation again!!!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Need good accountable contractors and strict officers to supervise the sea wall jobs....quality should be of Britishers like gate way of India!!

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  • Azmal, Mlore/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    It is always risky and dangerous to reside sea shore....vacate the place and stay safe place.. huge waves will hit any time.. no one can predict behavior of the sea.... do not blame government after if any tragedy will occurred

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Every Year same story ...

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Thanks to useless CM No.1 and now HDK. Nalin is the only solution.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Sanjeev kamath ,Udipi,dont blame any politicians.It is people who stay so close to see and wait till someone come to rescue them knowing that see erosion will be taken place.Noone can go against nature .They self could have sought some stay during this period.Only sending children away and they stay there also will not help.Blaming easy .The said wall ?it is just placing some stones isnt the remedy against strong waves.Noone even govt too is not interested in it.Becuase they stay away from see .Politicians too are least bothered .

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  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 15 2019

    The CM or PM has not asked them to build houses on the sea beach. Stop blaming CM or PM. Jai Hind

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