42 people died, 12 missing in flood ravaged Karnataka

42 people died, 12 missing in flood ravaged Karnataka

Agency News

Bengaluru, Aug 12 : While rescue and relief works are in full swing in the flood-hit districts, the death toll in rain related incidents touched 42 in Karnataka while 12 others reportedly missing.

According to official sources the flood situation is slightly improving with major rivers showing signs of receding from their dangerous level, the Army personnel are still working overtime in search of those who are missing and to those who need to be evacuated in the flood ravaged areas in Karnataka.

Sources said that in over 2694 villages in 86 taluks in the state are still battling the flood fury as more than 5,81,897 persons had been evacuated to safer places and another 3,2,629 people were given shelter in as many as 1181 relief camps in various places in the state.

According to Agriculture department sources the standing crops in over 4,21,514 hectares under water and suffered a huge damage across the state.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, on Monday, will be touring affected coastal districts including Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and some parts of the Malnad region, where the rivers are flowing above danger level and submerged many villages, and cut off road and Rail networks in many places.

According to sources several places in Cauvery basin including T Narasipura and Nanjanagud is facing severe flood situation following release of huge quantum of water from the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir across Cauvery river.

The situation in North Karnataka districts including at Belagavi, Bagalakote and Yadagir districts continues to be grim as the release of water from Maharashtra is continued to be huge and marooned several towns and villages across Krishna basin region. (UNI)