Minister Kota Srinivas hands over cheque of Rs 5 lac each to kith of landslide victims at Gurpur

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Mangaluru, 07 Jul 2020: DK district in charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary visited the grieving family of 2 children who died owing to landslide at Banglagudde, Gurupur, here on Sunday July 5.


The deceased have been identified as Safwan (16) and Sahala (10), both reportedly from same family.


Minister Kota Srinivas presented a cheque of Rs 5 lac each to the kith of deceased and consoled them on Monday July 6.


DK DC Sindhu B Rupesh, MLA Umanat Kotian and others were present.



The ex-gratia amount was announced by chief minister B S Yediyurappa hours after the tragedy. The CM had expressed condolences and tweeted about the incident, informing that the families who were at risk at Banglagudde would get new homes soon. Several families were shifted soon after the incident.


As many as 118 members of the affected families have now been accommodated in government school, hostel, and gram panchayat rooms. The work of rehabilitating 60 more families is in progress.


MP, Nalin Kumar Kateel, has ordered for shifting 60 families from the area facing danger of landslip elsewhere and to disburse suitable compensation to the affected people. Chief minister Yediyurappa has also asked the district administration to shift 19 families elsewhere and to provide them new houses in another village. Survey No 102 of Bodanthila village has been identified for the purpose, it is learnt.



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