Even as Kerala reels under floods, heavy rains in six districts in Karnataka have led to flooding and landslides. In a video that shows the extent to which property and lives have been affected, a house is seen crumbling to the ground in a landslide in Madikeri in Kodagu district in south-western Karnataka.
Shot by a resident and shared multiple times on social media, the video showed the two-storeyed house falling down a hill. Fortunately, the building was empty at the time and no one was injured.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kodagu district, Srividya P, told The News Minute that the soil had loosened because of the rain and buildings constructed on mud paths were collapsing. “Many houses were on the verge of sliding down and are balanced precariously off a slope,” she said.