A portion of the road from Neerumarga to Katinja on the outskirts of Mangaluru has caved in cutting the connectivity.
Heavy rains lashing the coastal belt since Saturday has flooded several low lying areas in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts besides causing extensive damage to public and private properties. Rain water entered several houses especially in Udupi district early on Sunday.
Minister for Fisheries, Ports, Inland Transport and Endowment Kota Srinivasa Poojary told The Hindu that three fishing boats in Malpe area in Udupi district had capsized. However, 12 fishermen in them swam to safety. In addition, two more fishing boats were damaged in the same area.
Several people were stranded in houses in Malpe, Bairampally, Kukkehalli, Bailakere and Heranje areas in Udupi district as flood water entered the houses in those areas. The district administration is in the process…