The death toll due to heavy rains and floods in Belagavi district rose to eight after four more people died on Wednesday. This takes the number of lives lost in the state to 11.
Sixteen-year-old Basavaraj Kamble was washed away in the Krishna river when he tried swim to the banks of the river in Teerth, a village which was flooded due to heavy rain.
According to Belagavi District Commissioner Bommanahalli, Basavaraj Kamble and two other locals swam from Teeth to Sapthasagar village. While the two others made it, Basavaraj was washed away.
Yellesh Gangaram Bannavar of Chandanhosur village and Padmavati Patil of Lolsur village in Gokak taluk died after their house collapsed due to heavy rain on Wednesday. DC Bommanahalli says that a newborn baby died in Athani when houses were flooded on Wednesday.
On Thursday morning, 12-year-old Shilpa Siddappa Manguli, a Class 5 student died when she attempted to cross the stream in Nagara Munnolli village, taking the death toll to eight.
In addition, two persons from Uttara Kannada and one person from Shivamogga lost their lives due to the heavy rains and floods.
As per a situation report released by the Karnataka government, 67 relief camps have been opened in Uttara Kannada district and more than 8,000 people are camped in these relief camps. 161 relief camps have been opened in Belagavi district, 21 in Bagalkot district. and 4 in Raichur district housing over 14,000 people. More than 40,000 people have been evacuated, most of them from Belagavi. Two relief camps have been readied in Dakshina Kannada and eleven camps in Kodagu in case of increase in rains.
8 NDRF teams, 10 columns of the Indian Army including 8 columns of the Maratha Light Infantry and 2 SDRF teams are carrying out rescue operations. They are focused on Belagavi and Uttara Kannada over fears of the Krishna and Kali river overflowing.
Control room numbers
Belagavi control room: 08312407290
Dakshina Kannada control room: 08242442590
Vijayapura control room: 08352221261
Udupi control room: 08202574802
Bagalkot control room: 08354236240
Uttara Kannada control room: 08382229857
Raichur district control room: 08272221077
Kodagu control room: 08532226383
Yadagiri control room: 08473253771
Hassan control room: 08172261111
Shivamogga control room: 08182-271101, 08182-267226
Chikkamagaluru control room: 08262238950
State emergency operations center: 080-1070,080-22340676
Fire and emergency services
Flood control room: 080-25573333
Source: The News Minute