KSNDMC issues red alert in 7 district, Kodagu chief priest still missing, brother’s body found
First Published 10, Aug 2020, 3:34 PM
The chief priest of Talacauvery temple and four of his family members were reported missing on Thursday after heavy rain triggered a landslide
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has issued a red alert in seven districts of rain-ravaged Karnataka.
The red alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga.
According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, there would be heavy rain for the next 24 hours in coastal areas, in the northern and in the interior parts of the south.
Meanwhile, the body of Swami Anandatheertha (76), one of the five people missing in the landslide at Talacauvery in Kodagu district was found by the disaster response team on Saturday afternoon.
On Wednesday night (August 5), a massive landslide swept away two houses belonging to the temple priest.