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Karnataka govt to conduct geological study of Muttalli landslide area

Bhatkal: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced conducting a geological study in Muttalli, where four people were killed in a landslide on Tuesday.

Bommai was speaking to media after visiting the village on Wednesday. The chief minister has distributed compensation to the families of the victims.

“A proper geological study of the area will be conducted. If houses are found to be vulnerable, steps will be taken to shift the families,” Bommai said.

“Compensation has been given to the victims’ families and government will fund the education of the children whose parents were killed in the mishap,” he added.

“As per the report, nine houses were damaged completely and 50 houses had partial damage. Water has entered 2,175 houses and 2,000 shops. Crops and fishing boats were also damaged. The rain related damages caused a loss of about Rs.40 crore,” he said. The chief minister assured immediate steps to provide compensation to the shop owners, families and boat owners affected by rain in Bhatkal taluk.