Mangaluru (Karnataka), Aug. 17 -- : After incessant rains, waste materials from Pachanady dumping yard here has spilled on to agricultural land near the residential areas forcing locals to abandon their homes due to foul smell and the fear of contracting communicable diseases.

"We are vacating our houses as it has become impossible to live here. We were having a lot of problems. There is no food or drinking water. We cannot even sleep due to the foul smell. Mosquitoes have been swarming the area," Karunakar, one of the villagers told ANI.

Over 30 residents have vacated their homes fearing a spread of communicable disease.

"Don't we have the right to live here or breathe fresh air? People are suffering because of this dumping yard. There ...