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Coconut trees seen uprooted at Baina after the downpour on Sunday.

Downpour causes havoc at Baina

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VASCO: The downpour, which has been lashing the state for the last few days, caused havoc at Baina on Sunday, damaging houses and fishing canoes and uprooting coconut trees.
Local fishermen said the downpour damaged their houses located along Katem Baina and Baina coast. There are reports of sand erosion, which poses a threat to the people living in the damaged houses and shanties.
Several fishing canoes, which had been anchored at Katem Baina and Baina coast, washed away in the Arabian Sea due to the rough weather conditions on Sunday. These fishermen usually anchor their fishing canoes close to their houses. The massive sand erosion may make the canoes wash away in the sea during the downpour.
Some of the canoes were damaged by the rains, but the loss incurred by the fishermen is yet to be ascertained.
A large number of coconut trees in the hamlet uprooted after the heavy rains.
The people living at Katem Baina and Baina coast had been served evacuation notices by the district administration in view of the massive sand erosion. But the people turned a blind eye to the notices.
However, some of the occupants of the houses have shifted their household goods to safer places.
The fishermen were also seen shifting their fishing canoes and other fishing materials to safer locations.

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