Five drown as rescue boat capsizes

Staff Correspondent

Bagalkot: The incessant rainfall in Bagalkot district in the last four days has claimed seven lives and the number of houses damaged in the rainfall has crossed 30,000. The death toll in Bagalot has touched 20. Five persons were washed away at Hiremyageri village in Hunagund taluk when the rescue boat capsized in the afternoon. Their bodies are yet to be traced.