Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (MS)
Beltangady, Nov 6: Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed the taluk for around one and half hour on Sunday and caused damage in some places.
The main electricity line tower fell on a car and two-wheeler near Kiriyadi Cross on Ujire-Belalu road late night on Sunday.
A Mescom staff who noticed the electricity tower leaning to one side, informed the matter to higher officials. As the concerned arrived on the spot and were about to inspect the tower, it fell on the vehicles. Those on the spot escaped with minor injuries.
Electricity supply to Dharmasthala is stalled due to the collapse of tower. Huge amount of water flowed on the road as the underground drainage work trench overflowed near church bend of Beltangady Halekote.
A mini canteen and a petty shop on one side of the road also got damaged as the water gushed into them. Walls of the house and electricity connection of Sheikh Imam Saheb, a resident of first ward of Sunnadakere Pilichandi Kallu under Kuvettu gram panchayat limits were damaged due to lightning strike.