Two washed away; 100 houses collapse

Two washed away; 100 houses collapse

Heavy rain which continued to pound the State claimed two more lives and damaged more than 100 houses on Wednesday.

Hyderabad-Karnataka

A woman identified as Koul Bi Badesab (40) was washed away in flood waters in the Chincholi taluk of Gulbarga district. Standing crops in more than 5,000 acres have been under water in Aurad taluk as Maharashtra released water into the Devanala river without any notice.

Five villages have remained cut off from other parts of the taluk. The Kamalanagar-Sonal bridge has been submerged affecting vehicular movement. Several low-lying areas in Sedam have been inundated. Early morning rain in Aland taluk have wreaked havoc on crops.

Bidar

Bidar district received heavy downpour on Tuesday night. Water gushed into houses as Naganakera tank in Humnabad taluk overflowed. According to local people, the tank has filled to the brim for the first time in the past 20 years.

Bellary

The floods in Siruguppa and Sandur taluks have receded. Reddy Chandregowda (40) was washed away in the swirling waters of a stream in full spate. A bridge near Kudadaral has developed cracks and the authorities have prohibited movement of vehicles over the bridge.

Davangere

More than 100 houses have collapsed and a tank breached following incessant rain in Davangere district.

Eight more tanks have been overflowing inundating standing crops in vast tracts of land. Channagiri recorded a rainfall of 58 mm and Honnali 42 mm.

Shimoga

Five houses collapsed and hundreds of acres of farm land inundated as rain continued to pound the district for the fourth consecutive day. The water level in the Linganamakki reservoir has reached 1,796.05 feet following an inflow of 5,522 cusecs. The reservoir had 1,809 feet water last year on the same day. The Bhadra reservoir had 170.11 feet water with 6,703 cusec inflow.

Chikmagalur

Normal life went out of gear with the district receiving heavy rain. Several houses have been damaged at Gonibeedu of Mudigere taluk. Athigundi in Chikmagalur taluk has recorded 138.8 mm rain. The road connectivity between Bababudangiri and Kemmannugundi is cut off due as some portions of the stretch have caved in.

Coastal areas

A Kingfisher flight between Bangalore-Mangalore was directed back to Bangalore on Wednesday owing to inclement weather. The flight could not land due to poor visibility.

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