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Karnataka floods claim six lives, 1,500 stranded in Kodagu district

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Karnataka floods claim six lives, 1,500 stranded in Kodagu district
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Karnataka floods have claimed six lives and over 11,000 houses washed away in Kodagu district of the state. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has said that over 1,500 people are stranded in the area. The officials are struggling hard to airlift people in the district even though the weather becomes huge trouble in the operation. Nearly 3,000 flood victims have been rescued so far, said Kodagu additional Deputy Commissioner, Praveen Kumar.

Around 2,000 personnel have been deployed from the Indian Army and have rescued around 100 people marooned at Mukkodlu village. The State Disaster response Forces and the Karnataka Civil Defence are trying to rescue people stranded in the disaster. Karnataka government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of each deceased.

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As a cautionary measure, the state government has asked banks to stock up ATMs and officials to start repair work on damaged roads. The Central Government has also promised to extend help to the state government.

On Saturday, Karnataka chief minister took an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas, cancelling his scheduled visits, he chose to do a survey the affected districts. In the past three days, the situation has worsened in Kerala. Its neighbour state Kerala is already struggling hard with even worst situations.

 

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