Sea erosion continues, road washed away in Malpe
Udupi: Due to heavy rains in the district since a week, sea erosion has increased in Malpe.
Huge waves have been lashing the connecting road to Malpe beach. Many coconut trees have been washed away in the last two days.
A road laid with interlocked tiles and frequently used by tourists, was washed away up to a length of 40 metres.
As usual, boulders are being dumped to prevent sea erosion in some parts of Malpe and Thottam area. But this has not stopped the waves from damaging the side walls of the beach.
The district recorded a rainfall of 75.9 mm for the last 24 hours. Kundapur taluk received a rainfall of 63.1 mm while Karkala recorded 95.8 mm and Udupi 68.8 mm.
65 houses were completely damaged and 118 houses were partially damaged. According to the Meteorological Department, there may be heavy to very heavy rain in Udupi during the next 48 hours.