Bengaluru: Karnataka is facing the worst flood situation in at least 15 districts, taking the death toll to seven, today (August 7).

It is raining incessantly for the last three days and the Indian Meteorological Department has announced red alert in seven districts of Karnataka. It has warned these districts of heavy rainfall for the next three days.

Apart from districts in north Karnataka, red alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga.

North Karnataka has been battling floods since Sunday (August 4), more than 10,000 people have been rescued and have been taken to a safe place. River Krishna is overflowing with bridges, roads and houses in Belagavi, Bagalkot, Raichur and Yadgir getting submerged. More than 200 villages have been inundated.

These heavy rains have also resulted in the death of seven people in Karnataka, so far.