Two-storey house collapses due to sea erosion near Uppala

6:31 PM, Saturday, May 15th, 2021
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Uppala BuildingKasargod : Kerala has reported major destruction to houses and other public properties as heavy rains and wind battered the southern state as the Cyclone Tauktae intensified further.

As severe sea incursion disrupted normal life in the coastal areas, a two-storey house collapsed into the sea due to coastal erosion at Musodi in Uppala on May 15, Saturday morning.

The house belonged to Moosa. The occupants of the house had shifted elsewhere and therefore there were no casualties.

Heavy rains have been lashing Kasargod district and the sea is rough due to the effect of cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea.

Several houses at Uppala, Kumble and Kasargod are facing danger due to sea erosion.

According to the weather department, the impact of the cyclonic storm will be felt in the southeast, east-central & northeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep islands, Maldives area, triggering heavy rainfall in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and also the coastal & adjoining districts of all these states.

The district administration which is on the alert has opened control rooms in four taluks.



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