Thirty people were killed as heavy rain battered 16 districts of Karnataka in recent weeks, but weather officials predict that the ordeal will end soon. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa returned to Bengaluru today, after camping in the flood-hit northern districts of the state for several days. "The estimated loss is around Rs. 6,000 crore. Rivers are flooded due to discharge of water from dams in neighbouring Maharashtra. As many as 2.4 lakh people are displaced and 1,024 villages affected... It's for the first time in the last 45 years that such a situation has arisen," he told reporters.