Heavy rain cripples normal life in Karnataka

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MANGALURU: Torrential rain in the coastal and southwestern districts of Karnataka crippled normal life, as the southwest monsoon intensified, causing flood-like situation in towns and villages across the region, said an official on Thursday.

“Schools and colleges have been shut on Thursday and Friday in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru and Udupi districts, as heavy rains continued unabated, throwing normal life out of gear,” a revenue official told reporters here.

Very heavy rainfall measuring upto 19 cm was received in certain parts of Dakshina Kannada district, according to the data from Bengaluru centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Meanwhile, revenue minister RV Deshpande told reporters here that chief minister HD Kumaraswamy had released additional funds to compensate the rain-affected people in Dakshina Kannada district.

Incessant rain also disrupted vehicular traffic across the region, as landslides in the ghat section and state highways between…

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