Mangalore, July 04: It has been reported that as a result of flooding due to heavy downpour for the last two days in the outskirt of city, throw normal life out of gear and made the movement of the people horrible in places like Kallapu,Jeppinamogaru and surrounding areas.
On account of heavy downpour on Wednesday late night, this flooding has occurred and even on Thursday the level of flooding water has not been receeded.
Annoyed locals alleged that as a result of the heavy rain in forest area coupled with the release of water through one of the dams in Bantwal is the main reason behind the heavy flooding in the area.
It has also been reported that in the outskirt of city places like Gurupura, Bantwala, Somanatha Uliya, Harekala Rivers like Phalguni and Netravati have been swelled following heavy downpour over the last two days, all the low level places have been completely submerged and reported water-logging in several areas.
Dakshina Kannada administration has come forward for the rescue of people who live on the bank of rivers by providing three boats at Kallapu and in Gurupura two boats and rescue operation is being carried out in full swing, sources said.
Fire brigade, home guards have swung into action of evacuating and shifting the people of the houses those have been submerged to the safer places.
It has been reported from Kallapu that Hindustan Lever Company has incurred a loss of Rs 35 lac due to flood water entered into their one of the Godowns and thereby damaging valuable detergent items.
It has also been told that local corporator Usman Kallapu, Permannur V A Madhav and others were busy shifting the people who have been trapped in the flood water to a safer places from morning.Bazil D’Souza, former president councilor of Town panchayat has extended his helping hand in shifting process.
N Prakash, DC, Sadashiva prabhu, Asst.commissioner and other officials have visited the place and directed the people in their operation task.
Visit & Review by U T Khader, minister for health and family welfare
In the evening U T Khader has visited the flood affected areas in Kallapu and examined the situation
Special Photo click by : Sathish Kapikad