Karnataka rains: 12 Killed, over 5,000 displaced after heavy rains in Kodagu district
Bengaluru, Aug 21: Heavy rains in Karnataka districts that neighbor flood-ravaged Kerala have left at least 12 people dead and more than 5,000 displaced, prompting Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to question why the Centre has not come forward to offer any relief so far.
Hundreds still missing in Kodagu
In Kodagu, officials said 4,225 people have been rescued from 1,194 places so far, but hundreds are still missing. Out of 296 villages in the rain-affected district, 13 have been completed submerged.
No electricity since the last two days
Areas like Madapura, Shuntikoppa, Chettalli, Bidalli, Shanthalli, Somvarpet, Shrimangala, Virajpet have no electricity since the last two days.
Road clearance work underway at Kodagu-Mangalore highway after traffic movement was stalled due to multiple landslides on the route.
Kumaraswamy demands Rs 1 bn relief fund for Kodagu
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has urged the Centre to provide Rs 1 billion relief fund for rain-ravaged state's Kodagu district.
He further said that he had sought help from Himachal Pradesh government as the state witnesses natural disasters like floods and landslides almost every year. The CM also announced another Rs 100 crore as part of flood compensation, to add to the Rs 100 crore announced earlier.