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4 of family killed in landslide in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Madikeri (Karnataka) 

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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First Published: Fri, August 09 2019. 16:40 IST