Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa will accompany Union home minister Amit Shah in his aerial survey in flood-affected districts in the state
Bengaluru: Four more people have died in rain-related incidents in Karnataka, taking the toll to 31 on Sunday (August 11) as the flood situation remained grim in the state.
Union home minister Amit Shah would conduct an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Belagavi district and Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa would join him in the exercise.
An official release said the death toll has risen to 31 with four more deaths last night (August 10) while 14 people were missing.
As many as 3.14 lakh people have been evacuated and of them 2.18 lakh people are staying in 924 relief camps, it said.
"I am going to Belgaum (Belagavi). Our (BJP) national president Amit Shah is arriving there. Together we will conduct an aerial survey in Belgaum, Bagalkote and other areas. I will be back after he leaves for Delhi," Yediyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru.
The state government on Saturday (August 10) declared 80 sub-divisions in 17 districts flood affected and said relief and rescue operations will be carried out in a more focused manner in these places.
Most of the subdivisions are in Belagavi district which bore the brunt of nature's fury.
The government has assessed that 21,431 houses and crops in 4.16 lakh hectares had been damaged in the floods following heavy rains.
According to reports, the national highway connecting Bengaluru and Mangaluru will remain closed at least until Monday (August 12) due to landslides.
They also said there was a slight reduction in the water level in the River Netravati in Dakshina Kannada district.
The water level near Bantwal has reduced from 11 metres above the danger level to 9.1 metres above the danger level.
The overflowing river waters inundated several areas in Bantwal with the affected people, including the family of former union minister Janardhana Pujari, being rescued.
Reports said River Tungabhadra in Ballari completely submerged a bridge near Hampi Fort, affecting road traffic between Kampli and Gangavathi towns.
Last Updated 1:59 PM IST