Kodagu/Mysuru, August 22:- The relief and rehabilitation works are going on in the flood-hit areas of Kodagu District.
Following decline in rainfall at several places in Kodagu, the relief and rehabilitation work has gained momentum with the district administration gearing up on all fronts on Wednesday.
As the search and rescue operations have almost come to an end at several places in the district on Tuesday, priority and more focus is given to the relief and rehabilitation work. However, few rescue teams are in standby and are stationed at the district headquarters.
The district administration along with police teams on Wednesday continued to identify the missing people and the deceased.
Drone cameras were used to assess the damage and locate the missing persons in the hilly terrains of the district.
Following rumours fuelling superstitions and hatred in the name of flood in Kodagu on various social media platforms, the top police officials have issued a stern warning to rumour mongers. The police have warned those misguiding people through social media posts and also the astrologers not to make unscientific statements.
On Wednesday, two AN 32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 5 tonnes of clothes and other relief materials landed at Mysuru Airport (Mandakalli Airport). Relief materials were loaded onto the IAF chopper the materials will be delivered at Harangi from where it will be taken to Madikeri Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Milkman attacked by elephant
Meanwhile, a milkman was seriously injured when a wild elephant attacked him near Somwarpet. The milkman is identified as Pattada Mani who was on his way carrying milk cans on his moped. He was attacked near Alur Siddapura Grama Panchayat limits by a wild elephant. He was rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment.
ISRO scientist to inspect flood-hit areas
It is reported that, a team of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists will inspect the flood-hit areas in Kodagu today.
The ISRO scientists are expected to visit Jodupala, Mannangeri, Hemmathalu villages in Madikeri to study the reason behind landslides in Kodagu District. –Karthik KK