Hundreds of people rescued from flood-hit North Karnataka

In the north of Karnataka heavy rain is still raging and hit by floods, with the monsoon gaining…

In the north of Karnataka heavy rain is still raging and hit by floods, with the monsoon gaining major strength these last few days. At least six were killed as a result of rescue efforts to evacuate individuals in flooded areas since Monday.

In many areas, train, bus services were affected.

Today, Indian Navy has saved more than 500 people from flooded areas close the Kadra Dam area in the village of Kaiga. Constructed across the Kali River, Kadra Dam has witnessed a water-level increase in the midst of heavy downpour.

The rainfall has struck the ordinary lives in Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Mangaluru, Kodagu, Hubballi-Dharwad, Charwar, Hassan and Shivamogga while Belagavi, Bagalkote, Vijayapura, Raichur and Yadgir have been struck by the floods.

Dharwad district administration has set up helpline to address rain-related grievances and provide timely help to the people in trouble. The helpline number is  1077 while the WhatsApp number is 9480230962.

A female was dead in a house collapse in Belagavi today. After heavy rain, Krishna river to swell, two men were washed away in flood waters.

Highway NH-4 flooded so it cannot be use. In Kodagu area schools and colleges temporary closed due to floods.

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