Bantwal: A six-year-old girl child studying in the first standard reportedly passed away due to high fever after treatments proved to be ineffective at Kalladka in the Taluk on Thursday. 

The deceased child has been identified as Aaradhya Acharya (6), daughter of Ravi Acharya, a resident of Hanuman Nagar in Kalladka. 

The child had been suffering from fever for the last one week and had been receiving treatment from the local doctor. However, two days ago her fever had spiked all of a sudden, it is learned. Despite treatment, she passed away on Thursday.


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Mangaluru: Continuous rainfall in Dakshina Kannada including Mangaluru, is now posing threat to the low-lying areas with flooding if the rain continues for next few hours.

Incidents of wall of the houses and compound walls collapsing, have also been reported from several areas since Wednesday night.

Similarly, cracks were also spotted on the Maravur Bridge following which the Deputy Commissioner instructed the PWD Executive Engineering to visit the spot and inspect the bridge on Thursday morning.

Due to the drainage issues, several areas in Mangaluru including Kottara Chowki were experiencing water logging causing traffic jams and panic among the locals who fear flooding if the rains do not stop.

In several other areas, homes have also been inundated with rain water putting the houses on risk of damages. Residents in these areas were evacuated and were shifted to other localities temporarily.

The Deputy Commissioner also declared holidays to PU and Degree colleges due to rains on June 30. He also added that the decision on declaring holidays to schools and other colleges will be taken after assessing the situation in the district by Friday morning.