Rain batters Kodagu district: three killed

03:52 PM Aug 17, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Madikeri: With heavy rains continuing to lash the Kodagu district three persons died and two others are feared dead in Virajpet and Madikeri taluks of Kodagu district. 


More than 300 people in the district are awaiting rescue after being cut off from the mainland due to landslides but rescue operations have been hit as many roads are severely damaged.

On Thursday, between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm, about 60-70 mm rainfall was recorded in Kodagu district with showers forecast to continue in the night. 

Three relief camps have been set up in Madikeri – near the Omkareshwara Temple, General Thimmaiah Public School and Maitreyi Hall – where over two hundred people have camped after leaving behind their homes.


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