11 killed in Karnataka floods; 237 villages affected

Bengaluru: Eleven people were killed on Wednesday (August 7) as floods due to heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of Karnataka. According to reports, 237 villages in 32 taluks were affected by heavy rainfall and floods. Almost 28, 883 people were rescued from low lying villages in 11 districts of the state.

In Belagavi alone, over 30 bridges and barrages have submerged owing to the increased water levels in all major rivers and tributaries. Downpour continues in Chikkamagaluru, Bagalkot, Dharwad and Hassan districts.

Road and rail connectivity in north Karnataka and coastal parts were disrupted with the shutting down of 26 state and national highways. Dakshina Kannada, Belagavi, Kodagu and Dharwad districts extended the holidays for schools and colleges by three days.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the next three to four days in the state.

 

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