‘Adventure’ tourists cautioned of flash floods in Kodagu

Tourists visiting the hilly district of Kodagu, which receives a high amount of rainfall, have been asked to be cautious when they go on adventurous sojourns like trekking and hiking during monsoon as flash floods could cause danger to their lives.

Deputy Commissioner Chandregowda today cautioned the tourists and asked them to take enough care while they go on their own in the countryside in this district known for its coffee plantations.

His comment came after a TV Channel photographer drowned due to flash floods in River Cauvery at Balamuri two days ago.

Shekar, a satellite TV photographer, met with a watery grave while attempting to walk through an abandoned bridge with overflowing with water.

The official had asked hotel and home stay owners to educate the tourists about dangerous spots.