Rain recedes, relief centres in Kodagu closed

Rain recedes, relief centres in Kodagu closed

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Madikeri, Karnataka, Aug 24 : As rainfall under the influence of southwest monsoon has receded in Kodagu district, all relief centres, barring four in Virajpet taluk, have been closed.

The four centres housed 187 people of 37 families. Virajpet taluk was one of the worst affected in the district this year.

The death toll in the recent rain and flood havoc has gone up to 14 so far with one more decomposed body being found at Hosahalli village in Somvarpet taluk. The body has been identified as Appu who had gone for work and had been reported as missing since last 15 days.

Four people are still missing in Thyora village and they are feared to have been buried alive after landslides on August 9. The district administration said 4,148 people who had been affected by rain this year would be getting Rs 10,000 towards the loss of clothes and household articles.

Besides a food kit, the cheque for Rs 10,000 was being distributed and the process would be completed on Saturday.(UNI)