Death toll due to rain havoc in Kodagu rise to 13

Death toll due to rain havoc in Kodagu rise to 13

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Madikeri, Karnataka, Aug 23 : The death toll in recent heavy rains and floods in Kodagu district in Karnataka rose to 13 after one more body of a 50-year-old woman was recovered from the landslide site of Thora village.

Officials said on Friday that the body of Leela, who had gone missing during the landslides in Thora, which took place on August 9 was recovered yesterday. As many as six bodies have been recovered from the landslide spot till now. Search is on for the remaining four missing persons.

Leela’s husband Appu also died during the landslide. His body was found a few days ago. The couple had resided in a line house of a plantation. Leela’s body was handed over to the relatives after an autopsy. MLA K G Bopaiah handed over a compensation cheque to Leela’s brother K B Shivadas on the occasion, according to a release issued here today. (UNI)