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Six more bodies traced; flood toll climbs to 212

india Updated: Oct 07, 2009 14:20 IST

The toll in the rain and flood fury in Karnataka has climbed to 212 with six more bodies being recovered, officials said on Wednesday.

Four bodies were recovered from Kaduwad near Karwar in Uttara Kannada district, the scene of a landslide that buried eight houses last week during pounding rains, they said.

As many as 19 people were feared to have been buried alive in the incident, of which 11 bodies have been recovered. Forty military and 20 Navy personnel along with three cranes and two excavators are engaged in operations in Kaduwad.

One body each was recovered from Bijapur and Koppal districts.

The number of houses that collapsed or were damaged in the havoc has been officially put at 2,98,713 this morning. As many as 5,300 cattle have been washed away. Some 1497 villages have been damaged in the rains.

A total of 1,619 relief camps have been opened, sheltering 6,59,971 persons.