- “I have no clue about the future,” he says weeping bitterly.
- 90 families come to Puttur
Puttur: Coffee and black pepper farms started to collapse in front of our eyes. We were helpless. Immediately, we let loose our cow, dog, pig and started fleeing, said Girish, a resident of Hebbettigeri near Abby Falls in Madikeri, giving information on the disaster.
I had been to the farm. While going back home the hill began to collapse. The farm was destroyed right in front of my eyes. I let loose the cow in the barn and also let loose the dog. Along with my family members, I fled from my house, he explains.
His family included his wife, two sons, one daughter and a differentially abled elder sister. Others could have escaped on their feet, but he had to carry his elder sister to safety. His two sons supported him. Survival was our only concern. “I have no clue about the future,” he says weeping bitterly.
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He is currently staying at Mahesh’s place, a relative in Kabaka Polya.
90 families come to Puttur
In this way, 98 people affected by the incidents in Madikeri and Jodupala have come to their relatives' place in Puttur on Monday as well as Tuesday. They received sanctuary at various locations including Kabaka, Polya, Padumale, Irde, Narimogaru, Krishna Nagara, Purusharakatte, Kemmayi and other places. They are in much distress as their future remains a mystery.
On Monday, close to 30 people arrived in Puttur. On Tuesday, another 68 people arrived. VHP and Bajarang Dal are providing the additional rice required for them for a month.