Karnataka: Relentless rainfall across the Western Ghats on Karnataka's borders with Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa on Thursday wreaked havoc by causing landslides, coastal erosion, collapse of houses and submerging bridges in Kodagu, Hassan, Mangaluru and Belagavi districts, impacting lives of the local people. Several streets, bridges and residential localities were submerged in Belagavi district, mainly in Saundatti, Ramdurg, Khanapur and Gokak. As many eight bridges across the Krishna were submerged in Athani, Nippani and Chikkodi talukas, cutting routes to various parts and throwing normal life out of gear in 16 villages.
Due to massive rains, a dilapidated house in central business district area of Khade Bazar collapsed, triggering panic in the neighbourhoods. Even a car was washed away. Further, Traffic on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway was disrupted at Shiradi Ghat after a portion of a hill collapsed at Marnalli in Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan district on Thursday, police said.
It is further reported that commuters travelling to Bengaluru from Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada district have been advised to take another route (Charmadi Ghat road) or any other alternative route to reach their respective destinations.