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Workers clearing the uprooted trees from a road in Karwar on Monday.
Karwar: The incessant rain in Haliyal taluk on Sunday evening resulted in the destruction of the mango crop causing huge loss to growers in the taluk.
On Sunday evening, it started raining suddenly with thunder and lightning and many trees were uprooted. Vegetables sold by roadside vendors were washed away in the rain.
Within one hour, 35 mm rainfall was recorded in the taluk, according to sources. Many buildings, including a school, were damaged in the rain.
Traffic was disrupted on Haliyal-Yadoga-Dandeli road as a huge tree fell on the road. On Khanapur-Talaguppa State highway, traffic was disrupted due to road block. The forest officials with the help of police cleared the road at 10.30 p.m.
Electricity supply was disrupted as many electric poles collapsed in the taluk. Electricity supply was not restored in many villages till Monday evening.
The farmers who were expecting a bumper mango crop this year are in a shock. The taluk administration is assessing the damage.
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