Mangaluru, May 30, 2018: Police, Fire and Emergency Services personnel, Home Guards and several civilians were involved in rescuing nearly 400 students and staff of Gujarati English Medium School in Alake which was among the several places inundated. “It took nearly four hours to bring the students and the staff out in boats,” said a person who was working with policemen on the road helping people in distress.
Most of the policemen were on the roads to quickly respond to rescue calls and also divert traffic from inundated areas.
Rescue operation was carried out by police personnel in Kudroli, Attavar and Hosabettu.
MLA Vedavyas Kamath led a team of volunteers to rescue 75 students and staff of Chaitanya School in Kottara.
Soon after arrival from Benglauru at 5 p.m., Mr. Kamath rushed to Kottara where he heard of the plight of the staff of Chaitanya School that was inundated. He travelled in a private bus to the school and rescued 50 students. He then went for the second time to bring out the remaining 25 students and staff members.
MLA Kamath, Mangaluru City North MLA Y. Bharath Shetty and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel visited several affected areas and met residents.
Mohini (60), a resident of Udaya Nagar near Karnataka Polytechnic here, died after she came under a collapsing retaining wall on Tuesday.
According to the police, Mohini’s house was in a low-lying area that can be accessed only by a narrow road. Incessant rain led to the collapse of the retaining wall and Mohini got trapped in it. Police Commissioner Vipul Kumar said that the incident occurred around noon. As the road was narrow, police and Fire and Emergency Services personnel could not take machinery required to remove the debris. The rescue personnel had to remove debris physically during incessant rain.
Another dies : A 80-year-old woman died after she slipped on the premises of her house while coming out after rainwater gushed in at Kodialbail Kambla on Tuesday night.
According to the police, the deceased, Muttabai, was alone in the house. Muttabai was sleeping while water started entering her house, which was among those houses that were inundated following heavy rain in the area. Her relatives were unable to come to her rescue because of inundation. Muttabai woke up when the water-level reached the level of the cot. She slipped while trying to come out of the house and died. Mangaluru South MLA D. Vedavyas Kamath met her family members in the Government Wenlock Hospital.
In Udupi : On account of the continuous rain, the district administration has declared a holiday for schools and pre-university colleges in Udupi district on Wednesday as the Meteorological Department has predicted widespread heavy rain.
Due to heavy rain, some houses in Kunjur and Majur hamlets near Kaup were inundated with rainwater.
According to Udupi Tahsildar, Pradeep Kurdekar, about 60 houses were damaged as trees fell on them in Udyavar, Kidiyoor, Kadekar and Ambalpady villages. Two houses were damaged as trees fell on them in Manipal. About 10 houses were damaged in other places in Udupi taluk due to trees falling on them, he said.
The total amount of damage due to rain in Udupi district on Tuesday was estimated at Rs. 16.69 lakh. This included Rs. 10.35 lakh in Udupi taluk, Rs. 4.09 lakh in Kaup taluk and Rs. 2.25 lakh in Karkala taluk.