Mangaluru, June 13, 2020: Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds in several parts of the district since Saturday has resulted in uprooting of trees at several places. Agricultural crops were also damaged at some places in the district.
In Gurupur, a man died after a compound wall collapsed over him.The incident occurred at Mulur village. The deceased has been identified as Narayana Naika (52).
In Mangaluru trees got uprooted at Bajal and Attavar due to strong winds. At Tantri Lane, Kottara Chowki and at Rani Abbakka Park, near Bengre, two trees fell over houses.
There have been reports of damage to areca crops at Kuppetti in Belthangady. In Sullia a man was hospitalised after he fell ill following lightning strike. At Naraje, a man who was speaking on mobile phone collapsed due to lightning strike. He was rushed to hospital.
The Weather Department has predicted heavy rains in the district. An orange alert has been sounded on June 14, while yellow alert has been given from June 15 to 17.