Modi assures help to tackle Karnataka’s floods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Karnataka Chief Minsiter HD Kumarsway that the Center will extend all necessary help to trackle the flood situation in various parts of the state.

Modi, in a tweet, said he spoke to Kumaraswamy regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. “Extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations. I pray for the safety and well-being of those in the flood affected areas,” he tweeted.

Meanwile, more ore than 3,500 people have been rescued in Karnataka’s rain-hit Kodagu district where six people were killed. The district administration was managing the rescue and relief work, along with the army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies.

Kumaraswamy explained present scenario to the President Ram Nath Kovind, who also called up to inquire about the situation in the state. Chief Minister said that operations are on to rescue those stranded at various places.

As many as 317 people were rescued and shifted to safer places in the district and rescue operations were on around Makkandor and other areas of the district.

Kumaraswamy, who had conducted an aerial survey in Kodagu on Saturday, undertook another one to assess the situation in other affected areas including Suntikoppa, Madapura, Siddapura, and between Piriyapatna and Madikeri.

Incessant rain in the past few days has affected several districts of coastal and Malnad regions like Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkmagaluru, Kodagu, parts of Hassan and Uttara Kannada.

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