4 deaths in Karnataka due to heavy rain

Four people died as a result of the heavy rain that hit the inland along the coast and in the south of Karnataka in recent days, an official said on Thursday.

"Two people in the district of Kodagu, heavily affected by flooding and landslides due to heavy rainfall, and one person each in Shivamogga and Udupi districts have died as a result of the rain," a statement from Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's office said.

Details of the deceased were not mentioned, however.

The coastal districts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada, and the southern suburbs of Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga have witnessed heavy rainfall that led to flooding. and landslides.

"The state will release Rs 200 crore fund to take relief measures in the rain-affected districts," the statement added.

Up to now, 29 emergency camps have been opened in Kodagu, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Hassan and Davanagere districts by officials, where 1,755 people are housed in flood-affected towns and villages.

National emergency responders (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue operations and relief operations in the severely affected regions of Kodagu, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Mysuru.

With several people who have been stranded as a result of rain and floods, the southern state has sought help from the Indian army in rescue operations. [19659002] "Although helicopters were ready for rescue operations, they could not take off due to rough weather," the statement added.

Over the past 24 hours, parts of Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada have received extremely heavy rainfall of more than 24 cm according to weather advice from the Bengaluru division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The coastal region of Udupi was heavily rained up to 11 cm, Uttara Kannada 17 cm, southern suburbs of Shivamogga 20 cm and Chikkamagaluru 6 cm

The districts in the northern part of the state, which are facing a shortage of rain, have also received light to moderate rainfall.

Due to heavy rainfall, landslides have been reported in several parts of the state since the beginning of this week, particularly on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru route, leading to several state-run buse services and trains that suspend services on relevant routes.

The emergency response authority of Karnataka has the co astal and south inland districts to brace for heavy rain in the next four days.


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