Six persons killed in Kodagu disrict. Five districts under red alert.
Army and Navy pressed into rescue opertions.
South-west monsoon wrecks havoc in six districts of Karnataka, India. Several districts of coastal and Malnad regions of the state -- Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkmagaluru, Kodagu, parts of Hassan and Uttara Kannada, have been facing the brunt of incessant rains in the last few days.
Army and Navy are carrying out rescue and relief operations on war-footing. Over 1,700 people have been relocated to 29 relief camps.
About 60 members of the national and state disaster relief forces and 45 members of the civil defence joined the rescue and relief operations with bats and equipment. About 60 Dogra Regiment soldiers and 12 expert naval divers rescued 673 marooned people in Kodagu. Six people have died in landslides and heavy rains in Kodagu district.
Red alert has been issued in five districts.
Sewa International is working with local nonprofit organization Youth for Seva in the rescue and relief operations.
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