Bengaluru, July 5, 2020: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of a youth and a child who died due to a landslide at Bangalagudde near Gurupura in Mangaluru. Earlier two children were feared trapped in a landslide that took place at Banglagudde near Gurupura in Mangaluru.
Safwan (16) and Sahala (10), residents of Banglagudde and reportedly from the same family, were trapped after a minor landslide occurred around 12.30 pm on Sunday afternoon.
Eight others including the family members of the two children survived the incident. They have been evacuated to a temporary shelter nearby. Residents of 14 houses nearby were also asked to leave the area and relocate to a safer place in a school nearby. There are 35 residents in these houses.