Kasargod: Landslides continue, building collapses as heavy rains pound district

Stephan Kayyar

Pics: Denzil Rithesh D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Kasaragod (DV)

Kasargod, Aug 7: Landslides continued to worry the local residents as heavy rains have been pounding the district incessantly for the past few days.
A building collapsed due to heavy rain near Varkady, Sunkadakatte on August 7, Sunday. There were housing and commercial complexes in the building.
The building was constructed in a sloppy area. Due to heavy rainfall, the building collapsed.

It is said that cracks had developed on the building due to heavy rainfall. Hence, the residents of the building were shifted to safer places.

As the administration has taken precautionary measures, a major tragedy was averted. None was injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, a compound wall of a house collapsed into a neighbouring premise belonging to couple Allwyn Santhosh and Dafney Sequiera damaging a lawn and fish pond in the garden in Bekoor of Uppala-Kaiakamaba. However, no casualties were reported.

An areca tree also collapsed with several bricks and a mound of hill. Some idols in the lawn were also damaged in the landslide.




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