K'taka: Rain toll in Kodagu rises to four

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Madikeri (Karnataka), July 5: Many parts of Kodagu district in Karnataka had respite from rains that had battered the life in the city and had claimed four lives so far.

The toll increased following recovery of a body from the river Keerti, between Hettur and Bettadalli in Somwarpet taluk yesterday.

The deceased labour B K Anand, was reported missing since June 25.

Bettadalli, located at the foothills of Pushpagiri range, the second highest mountain in the district receives highest rainfall after Talacauvery. Two cows also perished in the floods.

Though the intensity of rains had reduced its pressure in many parts, Talacauvery and Pushpagiri areas were receiving continues rains accompanied with gusty winds. People living in these areas have complained that the district administration has not visited these places. They alleged that the roof of many houses flew away with the winds and lashing rains and houses have incurred loss.

Streams and waterfalls were overflowing, causing life and crop threat. Cardamom plantations in these areas have also been destroyed in the rains.

The district administration had estimated the loss at over Rs.29 crore.



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