Landslides, road cave-ins were reported from several parts of the state.

 Heavy rainfall in Karnataka claims two lives disrupts normal life in parts of stateRepresentational Image
news Monsoon Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:17

At least two persons were killed in Karnataka following heavy rainfall for three continuous days.

Landslides were reported in many parts of the state including Kodagu, Shivamogga, Belagavi and Chikmagalur districts, with several instances of roads caving in and trees being uprooted.

Some bridges were also reportedly submerged in the rains.

Normal life was also disrupted in parts of Uttara Kannada and Ballari districts.

One of the deceased, a 33-year-old woman from Chikmagalur was admitted in a hospital after a tree fell her on Wednesday and was declared dead on Thursday, reported The Hindu.

The other deceased was from Belagavi, reported The New Indian Express.

The young man succumbed to his injuries after a portion of the wall of his house fell on him.

The Deccan Herald reported that water flow to the Krishna river reached upto 1 lakh cusecs after water was released from Rajapur barrage situated at the Karnataka-Maharashtra border.

The Malaprabha river also saw an increase in its water level with the Malaprabha dam recording 2,043.60 feet of water level.  

The Tunga dam also reached the maximum level of 599.24 metres with the  Linganamakki dam registering a water level of 1771.4 feet, less than 100 ft short of its full capacity, the DH report added.

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said many parts of the state received moderate to heavy rainfall with tiny pockets receiving no rainfall.

Uttara Kannada received the highest rainfall in the period between 8:30 am on Wednesday to 8:30am Thursday .




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