Mangaluru/Beltangady: Heavy rains bring down electric poles, landslide on ghat likely

Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady (SP)

Beltangady, Aug 4: In an incident which happened in the wee hours of Tuesday August 4 near Pagadi here, a high tension electric pole got uprooted and fell on a pick-up vehicle which was on the move.

Heavy rain experienced in the taluk since the last two days has caused several electric poles to crash. The pick-up vehicle in question was being driven towards Guruvayanakere from Venoor Goliangady at around 5 am by a person named Lynns T D, when the electric police suddenly fell on the vehicle when it was passing near Subodh Mahal in Padangady. Luckily, the driver escaped without any injuries.

Two more electric poles in the region are in leaning position and might get uprooted anytime. Immediately after the said incident happened, locla people gathered at the spot and conveyed information to the officials. The officials came there and cleared the pole from the road.

Landslides: The taluk received heavy rainfall all through Monday night. The quantum of rain brought back the terrifying memories of the August deluge last year. The rivers are flowing above danger level and there are reports of minor landslides having happened in Charmadi ghat section. All these things have instilled a sense of fear among the people.

At a few places n Charmadi ghat, small landslides have happened but the snd displaced there were cleared immediately. The spot belongs to Mudigere taluk. A tree which fell across the road at night has been cleared. As movement of vehicles on Charmadi ghat road at night has been barred, no untoward incidents has happened.

Mangaluru: Heavy rain, storm, leave behind trail of destruction

The city and surrounding areas experienced storm and heavy rain on Tuesday August 4. It rained the whole night of August and strong wind was experienced in the morning.

A tree and four electric poles were razed to the ground at Boloor in the city. Two more trees got uprooted at Padavinangady. The falling trees also damaged a house.

Water level in River Netravati and River Kumaradhara have risen but within the danger level. Due to wind, the sea has been turbulent at Ullal.

The district had received 9 mm rainfall on August 4 last year. Compared to that, this time, the rainfall has been 24.7 mm.


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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Tue, Aug 4 2020

    Its a normal but our politicians work together for the solutions instead blaming each other !! VOTER please dont forget when you are in the election booth ! BJPeeee CONGeeee or anybody else all are the same.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 4 2020

    Heavy Winds, Rains & Destruction goes together ...

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