Karnataka floods: 2.3 cusecs of water from Tungabhadra released

Raichur: Incessant rains in Karnataka have caused dams to fill more than they can hold. 2.3 cusecs of water has been released from Tungabhadra Dam. The district administration in Karnataka has asked people living along the riverbanks to move to safer places.

All rivers in Karnataka are in spate where the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site in Hampi, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river in Ballari district, has been inundated. Tourists in Hampi have been shifted to safer places, officials said.

The unprecedented deluge since last week has left 31 people dead and has displaced four lakh people in 80 taluks of 17 districts in Karnataka.

 

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