3 killed in Belagavi, Bidar as heavy rain lashes parts of Karnataka; 2000 people relocated in Udupi

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While a bike rider was swept away when he was trying to cross an overflowing stream in Kalaburagi, two brothers fell into the Nizampur lake in Bidar.

 

As several parts of north and coastal Karnataka continued to receive moderate to heavy rains on Sunday, three people lost lives in separate incidents at Belagavi and Bidar districts.

According to the Indian Express report, a bike rider — identified as Beershetty Bodhanawadi (28), was swept away when he was trying to cross an overflowing stream in Kalaburagi. 

In another incident, two brothers — Anu Fakru and Arasu Fakru, fell into the Nizampur lake in Bidar.

Heavy rains in the past few days have caused devastation in several parts of Karnataka, especially in coastal Udupi district.

According to the bulletin issued by the KSNDMC, heavy rains are likely in the next few days in Bidar, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Koppal, Belagavi, Bagalkote, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri and Ballari districts.

The situation in Udupi was grim as some villages have submerged, houses have collapsed, roads washed away and standing crops completely destroyed.

A total of 250 State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have been deployed in  Udupi district on Sunday for rescue operation after heavy rainfall in the area resulted in a flood-like situation

According to the report, at least 2000 people were relocated to relief camps in safer locations at Udupi.

Officials in the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said an alert for heavy rains has been issued for Malnad, coastal regions and a few interior and northern districts for the next couple of days.

State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said he has directed the Udupi district authority to take relief measures immediately.

Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada are also bearing the brunt of the torrential rains in the region along with Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga and Hassan for the past few days.

In North Karnataka, rains have caused destruction in Vijayapura, Raichur, Kalaburagi and Bidar. Bengaluru, Mysuru and Tumakuru are also receiving heavy rains in the past few days.
 

With inputs from media reports

Image credit: Doordarshan

 

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