Karnataka: 132 dead, 1 lakh houses destroyed

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Bangalore:  With no rain on Saturday, the flood waters in Northern Karnataka are receding. That's allowing rescue operations to pick up. Ten helicopters are dropping food packets and collecting stranded people, wherever possible.

132 people have died in the floods in Karnataka after four days of torrential rainfall. Bijapur, Bellary and Bagalkote were worst-affected.

At the Raichur railway station, passengers on Bangalore-Delhi trains have been stranded for 36 hours. The station is 400 kilometres from Bangalore. Locals have been bringing these passengers food and other supplies.

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Devastation statistics:

  • 132 deaths
  • Over one lakh houses destroyed
  • 497 relief centres set up; 1,23,653 people at these relief centres
  • 339 people rescued overall in the last few days
  • 2,847 head of cattle lost


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