Toll 14 in Bellary

Staff Correspondent

BELLARY: The toll due to heavy rains and floods has risen to 14 with five more deaths reported from different parts of the district during the past 24 hours.

According to official sources, James (7) drowned at Kurekuppa in Sandur taluk. Three persons – Hanumanthappa (65) of T.S. Kadlur village, K. Rambabu (35) of Sirguppa town and Gudur Lingappa (65) of Bagawadi village in Sirguppa taluk — died in house collapse, and Veeresh (23) was washed away in flash floods in Kudligi taluk.