Karnataka rain fury: Landslip kills 3, schoolgirl untraced

Bengaluru, Jul 7 (IANS): Search is on for the first standard schoolgirl, who was washed away in the floods while returning from school in Thogarihankal Gram Panchayat limits in Chikkamagalur district last week.

She was accompanied by her elder brother and friends.

Three labourers from Kerala were killed in a landslip in Dakshina Kannada as heavy rain pummeled most parts of Karnataka leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Meanwhile, the major rivers in the state have reached dangerous levels. Heavy downpour in the Cauvery Catchment area have sent the authorities of Kodagu district in a tizzy. As the Cauvery river is in full spate, cities and towns around it are fearing floods.

Kodagu district has experienced repeated mild earth tremors in the recent past and people are also fearing major landslides.

In north Karnataka region, Veda Ganga, Doodh Ganga, Krishna, Malaprabha rivers in Belagavi and surrounding region have seen rise in the water levels.

Heavy rains and roaring water have brought the waterfalls in Jog, Maragodu, Satoddi, Unchalli, Shivaganaga, Nagaramudi and Vibhooti to life.

Due to the landslide in Mukkuda near Panjikallu village in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district three laborers from Kerala lost their lives. The deceased are identified as Biju (45) from Palakkad, Santhosh (46) from Alappuzha, Babu (46) from Kottayam. Jhonny (44) from Kannur has been rescued.

The laborers who worked in rubber plantations, got buried under a pile of mud as a hill collapsed on their shed where they resided.

The rains continued to batter Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Belagavi, Hubballi, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and other districts of the state.



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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    This is a terrible tragedy. We can just pray that this missing school girl is traced. Some parents force these kids to go to school in this fury rainy weather.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    But schools/colleges had holidays and extended till 9th.......So sad....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    Please sympathize on those who perished in the landslide. Offer some solace to the family of these angles who lost their life 👏 No body is damn sure what is holding in store for all of us.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    even VAruna is not happy with the present day happenings in the country...so he is showing his fury and asking people to run their brains and show more intelligence in next voting.

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    real kujuma, kodial: then u mean in 2018 also people were unhappy as Congress coalition govt was there in karnataka. and madikeri there was heavy rainfall and landslides...

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