Karnataka Flood: Death toll climbs to 58


BENGALURU: As per the figures released by the authorities this morning, the toll in the devastating floods and incessant rains in parts of Karnataka has gone up to 58.

Meanwhile, with inflows into the reservoirs steadily decreasing, the situation in the affected districts in north, coastal, malnad and south interior Karnataka has improved further.

According to an official update, senior officers camping in the districts are overseeing relief operations, which are in full swing.

According to the official report, Joint rescue teams comprising personnel from State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and Army have evacuated nearly 6.98 lakh people as on today.

As many as 1,160 relief camps are operational, where clean drinking water, food and other relief materials are being provided to nearly four lakh people housed in them.

According to the government, 103 taluks in 22 districts have been affected by floods and incessant rains in the past few days, resulting in loss of agriculture and horticulture crops on 4.58 lakh hectares and damaging 56,381 houses.


With inputs from PTI

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