Flood scene turning grim in N Karnataka; Army, NDRF and SDRF rescue continues

Flood scene turning grim in N Karnataka; Army, NDRF and SDRF rescue continues

Agency News

Bengaluru, Aug 4 : The situation in flood ravaged three districts of North Karnataka turning to grim as there is no respite in rain and release of water from Koyna and other Reservoirs in neighbouring Maharashtra State as heavy down pour continuing in the catchment areas.

More than 400 people, 300 cattle stranded in marooned villages were rescued and sent to gruel Centres and cow shelters so far, according to official sources.
Standing crops in thousands of acres were washed out, water level in rivers are flowing above danger mark, many bridges and culverts were under water, Train service between Belgavi and Londa were badly affected as tracks were washed out at many places.

Due to heavy flow of water cracks have developed on Sadalaga-Dattawada road in Belagavi district and it has led to major disruption in vehicular movement. More than 10 villages were marooned in Chikkodi, Bagalkote Belagavi and Raichur districts.

Official sources said that about 2.70 cusecs of water were released from Reservoirs in Maharashtra and the quantum may increase since heavy down power is continuing in the catchment areas.

Railway sources said that due to landslide the train service between Londa-Tinaighat, Miraj-Castlerock Passenger was partially cancelled between Belagavi and castle rock and Castlerock- Miraj Passenger train on August 5 is partially cancelled between Castlerock and Belagavi.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will make an aerial survey of the flood-affected places tomorrow.(UNI)