Four members of a family lost their lives and efforts were on to trace a fifth person after their house was hit by landslide at Korangaala village in Kodagu district of Karnataka on Friday, police said.
"Four bodies -- three men and one women -- have been recovered from the spot, while efforts are on to trace a fifth member of the family", a police official said.
Life in Kodagu has come to a standstill following pounding rains in the past few days.
The famous Bhagamandala temple in the district is surrounded by water.
Madikeri-Kushalnagar connectivity is blocked as the Cauvery river waters flooded the highway.
The Bethri bridge connecting Madikeri-Virajpet is flooded, official sources said.
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