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KARWAR: Two persons, father and son, were swept away in a rivulet following flash flood at Mudrani village near Belambar of Ankola taluk on Monday.

They have been identified as Durgu Pokka Gowda (40) and Ravish Durga Gowda (15). Durga Gowda, a coolie, was returning his house along with his son after day’s work at Ankola. When they approached Mudrani, heavy rains started. They had to wait on the bank of a rivulet in the village. It was then they began angling the fish with a hook. Suddenly a flash flood swept them in the rivulet.

Some youths of the village, who were nearby, tried to search both the father and the son, however, they could not be traced.

Their body was recovered on Monday morning. The education department has announced a compensation of Rs 30,000 to the kin. ZP vice-president, Uday Naik, taluk panchayat president Jagannath Gowda, Ankola block Congress president, Rajendra Naik and town panchayat president Bhaskar Narvekar visited the bereaved family and condoled the death of Durgu Gowda and his son

Heavy rain in DK, Udupi: Two killed

Mangalore/Udupi, 13 June 2011: Two persons were killed in the heavy rains that lashed Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Sunday.

A man drowned when he accidentally fell into a stream while constructing a wooden foot bridge at Majikodi in Chembu village of Sullia.The deceased is Hoovappa alias Hoovaiah (48).

In a separate accident, another person died when he slipped into an overflowing underground channel in Marne village of Ajakaru Gram Panchayat in the wee hours of Sunday.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Ajakaru police said the deceased has been identified as Shishupala Shetty (32). Though he was rescued immediately and was taken to Karkala hospital, he breathed his last in the hospital.

Heavy rain lashed Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Sunday. A lintel of an anganwadi centre which is under construction collapsed at Maniadka in Puttur. The Anganwadi centre is being constructed under Suvarna Grama yojane at a cost of Rs four lakh. The compound wall of another anganwadi centre at Kavu has also collapsed.

Udupi district has recorded 34.2 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Karkala taluk had received highest of 37.4 mm rainfall followed by Kundapur taluk— 33 mm and Udupi taluk— 32.2 mm.

A tree which fell on an electricity pole at Kasanamakki disrupted the power supply in Hebri on Sunday.

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