Bengaluru: Five people have been killed in Karnataka after heavy rains triggered floods in several parts of the state on Monday. The deceased include two boys.
Several North Karnataka rivers are in spate after torrential rains that also damaged crops worth hundreds of crore of rupees. The deaths were reported from Kusamalagi village, Chinchodi and Devadurga in Raichur district and Teggihal village in Koppal district.
According to a report, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has said that the heavy rains and inflow in Krishna river and its tributaries may build up in the coming 2-3 days. This is due to two upper air cyclonic system in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal bringing rains in parts of Karnataka.
Meanwhile, the meteorological department has issued a red alert predicting heavy rains for entire north and south-interior Karnataka in the coming 3-4 days. The Central Water Commission has asked the state authorities to remain vigilant.
Authorities in Belagavi, Bagalkot, Vijaypura and Dharwad districts have been asked to remain alert, while State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been called in to help in emergency situations.
Many Karnataka districts that were still struggling to overcome devastating floods in August were again hit by heavy rains on Monday.