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Karnataka rains: Modi speaks to Kumaraswamy, assures ‘all possible support'

By Vikas

New Delhi, Aug 19: With parts of Karnataka, especially the Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts, reeling under incessant rains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to state Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and 'all possible support' from the Centre.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

"Extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations. I pray for the safety and well-being of those in the flood-affected areas," the PM tweeted.

About 3,500 marooned people were rescued in Karnataka's worst flood-hit Kodagu district even as incessant rains hampered relief work, the government said today.

"The Indian Army, Navy and other state and central agencies have rescued more than 3,500 people so far," a statement from Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's office said.

[Karnataka rains: CM Kumaraswamy to visit Kodagu to review flood situation]

Of the hundreds stranded across this flood-hit hilly district, about 270 km from Bengaluru, the 3,500 rescued till Sunday noon have been shifted to 30 relief camps and efforts were on to reach the others held up on hilltops.

[Karnataka rains: Kodagu-Mangalore highway roads blocked, 5 districts on high alert]

While some parts of Karnataka are facing drought-like situation, some others are reeling under flood.

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