Heavy rain hits Karnataka; 43,000 people evacuated

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BENGALURU: Nearly 43,000 people have so far been evacuated from flood-hit and rain-affected areas of Karnataka.


According to the report from the authorities, the worst-hit was at Belagavi district, where six persons have lost their lives, while 40,180 people have been evacuated.

According to official figures, two persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttara Kannada district, from where 3,088 people have been evacuated and one in Shivamogga.

As per the report, nearly 17,000 people are taking shelter in relief camps.

On Thursday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had visited rain-affected Shivajinagar and Gandhinagar areas of Belagavi.

On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had conducted an aerial inspection of flood-hit districts of North Karnataka.

"Releases from reservoirs are well-coordinated and as per protocol to prevent inundation of downstream areas. The villages likely to be affected due to heavy discharge have been identified and necessary precautions were taken", an official statement said.

According to the report from the official sources, a total of 43,858 people from affected districts in northern, coastal and Malnad regions have so far been evacuated by joint rescue teams comprising Fire and Emergency department, State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and Army.

 

With inputs from PTI

 

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