Seven of a family died after a house collapsed at Badal-Ankalgi village in Belagavi district on Wednesday following heavy rain, police sources said.
Of the seven, five died on the spot and two on the way to hospital, the sources said. Two of the dead were girls of about 8 years, they said.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai expressed grief about the incident and announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation to each of the victims.
Also, Mr Bommai advised the district in-charge Minister Govind Karjol to visit the spot on Thursday and the Deputy Commissioner of the district to take all the necessary measures.