Karnataka floods: Kumaraswamy conducts aerial survey of landslides, flood-affected areas in Kodagu
Bengaluru, Aug 19: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy conducted an aerial survey of landslides and flood-affected areas in Kodagu for the second day.
"There is a severe situation for the past three days," he said, according to PTI. "Now the central and state rescue teams are working on a war footing."
Nearly 2,000 personnel from the Indian Army, the National and State Disaster Response Forces and the Karnataka Civil Defence are attempting to rescue people stranded due to rain and floods in Kodagu district of Karnataka, The Hindu reported on Sunday.
Six people have died and over 11,000 houses have been damaged in rain-related incidents so far in Kodagu.
The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of each deceased.
Over 70 people are still waiting for urgent evacuation in Mukkodlu village, Kodagu Connect reported on Sunday. The daily said they have been stranded since the last three days.