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Three labourers from Kerala were killed in a landslip in Dakshina Kannada as heavy rain pummeled most parts of Karnataka, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Due to the landslide in Mukkuda near Panjikallu village in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, three labourers from Kerala lost their lives. The deceased hail from Palakkad, Alappuzha and Kottayam. Luckily, one labourer from Kannur has been rescued.

The labourers worked in rubber plantations and got buried under a pile of mud as a hill collapsed on the shed where they resided.

Meanwhile, the search is on for the schoolgirl, who was also washed away in the floods while returning from school in Thogarihankal Gram Panchayat limits in Chikkamagalur district last week. She was accompanied by her elder brother and friends.

The rains continued to batter Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Belagavi, Hubballi, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and other districts of the state, the fear of landslides grip Kodagu district, which has been experiencing repeated mild earth tremors in the recent past.

Meanwhile, the major rivers in the state have reached dangerous levels. Heavy downpours in the Cauvery Catchment area have sent the authorities of Kodagu district in a tizzy. As the Cauvery river is in full spate, cities and towns around it are fearing floods.

In the North Karnataka region, Veda Ganga, Doodh Ganga, Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Belagavi and its surrounding region have seen a rise in the water levels.

Meanwhile, the heavy rains and roaring water have also brought the waterfalls in Jog, Maragodu, Satoddi, Unchalli, Shivaganaga, Nagaramudi and Vibhooti to life in the state.

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