Mangaluru: Massive landslide at Baikampady following incessant rains


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Jul 18: The incessant rains lashing the district over the past few days caused a massive landslide at Baikampady industrial area here on Sunday, July 18.

Fortunately, no injury or casualty was reported.

However, as a result of the landslide, a ready mix concrete industry is in danger of collapsing.

Also, Adishakthi interlock industry suffered losses due to the landslide.

Speaking to daijiworld, Gopal B V of Adishakthi interlock industry said, "We have lost several pieces of interlocks, cement bags and other materials. We lost materials worth Rs 15 lac due to the incident."

Local corporator and MCC officials visited the spot.

The torrential rains in the coastal region have caused widespread damage. Earlier in the day, a landslip along a railway track in Puttur forced stoppage of train service, and a couple of days back, a landslide at Kulshekar also disrupted rail services.

 

  

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    This is just the beginning.....there will be enormous price to pay in coming days for the relentless destruction of environment in the name of development. These are man made disasters due to which nature is paying back in its own way.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Man made disaster! Incessant rains is not new here but the destruction!

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  • Pintam, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 18 2021

    Plan the work and work out the plan.this is old concrete jungle saying. Example KRS DAM. One of the wonders in technology.we have latest and efficient planners engineers and technology. Time is money spent.we need to create awareness in global show cause notice !

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  • Ranhan, Bangalore

    Sun, Jul 18 2021

    HAP hazard development leading to landslides can be seen in all hilly areas last few years in Karnataka incl coastal areas .& ... Coorg .. Hassan etc While trees .. cutting ..roads .. development of layouts .. sites are responsible ..especially fragile western ghats ... Even basic slopes not provided while certain hilly areas are developed We see vertical cutting leading to land slides .. Basic common sense not applied by developers .. be it govt or private .... Possibly to save some money slopes not provided alongwith tree cutting which holds the soil ..

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Jul 18 2021

    Part of of the hills in Mangalur have been flatened in th name of development and taising residential and commercial complexes and whatever half left left is taking its toll due to heavy rains !😫

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