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Kodagu floods: Drones deployed to locate stranded people

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Kodagu, Aug 20: Seven drones (waterproof and thermal) sourced from Mangaluru are being sent to Kushalnagar and Madapur for locating stranded people and rescue operations.

    For assistance people can call Mr. Kushalappa, Mob: 9916821000, reported local KodaguConnect on Twitter.

    Kodagu floods: Drones deployed to locate stranded people

    Meanwhile, Deputy CM Dr. G Parameshwara scheduled to visit flood-hit areas in the district.

    Also Read | Kodagu floods: 6 dead, Govt announces Rs. 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of deceased

    Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy assured that he would monitor rescue and relief operations closely and will be in constant touch with the district administration. "I will visit the district again in 4-5 days to review the progress in relief work," tweeted Chief Minister's Office.

    Following heavy rains, educational institutions in Kogadu district have been converted into relief camps. Kodagu DC has declared holiday for all schools and colleges across the district on August 20 and 21.

    Also Read | Kodagu floods: Check here for helpline numbers

    Also, resorts, homestays and hotels in the district to remain closed for tourists till August 31, 2018.

    Damaged road

    Damaged road

    Livestock and people walk past a damaged road caused due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kodagu on Sunday, Aug 19, 2018. (PTI Photo)

    Overflowing bridge

    Overflowing bridge

    Kodagu: People walk across a bridge overflowing due to heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kodagu on Sunday, Aug 19, 2018. (PTI Photo)

    Madikeri bus stand

    Madikeri bus stand

    The condition of Madikeri private bus stand. Courtesy:@WeAreCoorg

    Relief materials in Bengaluru

    Relief materials in Bengaluru

    Volunteers segregate relief material to be sent to Kodagu area at Kodava Samaj, in Bengaluru on Sunday, Aug 19, 2018. At least six people have died and over 11,000 houses damaged in rain-related incidents so far. PTI photo

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