Mangalore, Jul 15: Three from the coast lost their lives in separate incidents on Monday July 14. Heavy downpour continuing in coastal Karnataka has been inflicting loss in terms of lives and property.
E M Wasim (17), a student of Madayi higher secondary school, died in Palayamgady in Kasargod district after accidentally coming in contact with an electric wire that had severed and fallen on the ground on Monday.
Shekhar Poojary (45), a labourer and resident of B Casba village near Bantwal slipped into river Netravati when he was washing his legs on Monday. He was washed away in the flood water. Although locals jumped into action and rescued him apart from shifting him to a private hospital in B C Road, he was declared brought dead.
Abhishek (11), a fifth standard student of Ulloor primary school in Kundapur taluk lost his life after slipping and falling into the standing water of an abandoned stone quarry near his house. Although efforts were made immediately to save him, he died before being brought out of water. His mother, who jumped into the water to save her son, was brought out by her brother. She is undergoing treatment into the government hospital at Kundapur.
Gopalakrishnan (46) and Kuruva Balan (55) were washed away in the rivulet and were reported missing from Kasargod district. Gopalakrishnan was washed away in Tejaswini rivulet while Balan went missing in Talapula rivulet.
Rainwater entered various houses in the coastal districts. All the rivulets and rivers are overflowing, and a number of families have been shifted to safer places by the district administrations.
The highest rainfall in the state was recorded in Agumbe with 23 cm. The city received about 12 cm rain, with some places in Malnad region registering nearly 20 cm rain. The meteorological department has predicted heavy rain to continue for a few more days before moderate rainfall takes over.