Udupi, Oct 25, 2019: Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds have claimed two lives in Udupi. Water logging has also been reported from several places including Carstreet. Water had also gushed into the Chandramouleshwara Shrine.
A woman named Sulochana (42), wife of Chandrashekhar has slipped and drowned in an overflowing storm water drain at Kunjarugiri in Kurkalu near Kaup on Thursday evening. It is believed she slipped while crossing a drain at Shankatheertha. She had gone out to fetch hay when the mishap took place. Her body was traced at around 8 pm.
In another incident, an autorickshaw driver Ravindra Kulal (38) lost his life after the branch of a huge tree fell over him. He was taking shelter from heavy rain in the verandah of the house of an acquaintance named Diwaker Shetty when the tree of a neighbour came crashing down.