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Heavy rain wreaks havoc in Karnataka, sisters holding hands killed in landslide, bodies recovered

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Sirsi/Mangaluru: In the Heart-wrenching incident that came to fore from Karnataka where Six people, including two sisters, were killed in landslides in North Kannada and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka in landslides. The police gave this information on Tuesday. Four members of a family were killed when a portion of a hill collapsed at a house in Muttalli in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district on Tuesday, police sources said.

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After much effort, the bodies of both the sisters were retrieved. Kusumadhar’s daughters Shruti (aged 11) and Gyanshree (6) were among those who lost their lives in the tragedy that took place on Monday. It was raining heavily in Subramanya since Monday evening. A loud sound was heard at around seven in the evening. Shruti, who was reading a book in the verandah of the house, ran inside the house thinking that the voice must have come from there. Gyanshree also ran inside the house.

In another heart-wrenching incident reported from Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada district, the bodies of two sisters were found holding their hands together as a portion of a hill collapsed on their house.

Meanwhile, the hill fell on the house. The mother of the siblings busy in the kitchen came out of the house thinking that the children would be outside. A tree fell on the way and the water was overflowing, rescuers could not reach the spot immediately. Police said rain also hampered the operation.

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