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Army to the rescue in flood-hit Kalaburagi

A total of 111 villages in the four districts of Karnataka have been affected by the floods, caused by heavy rains and water released by the dams in neighbouring Maharashtra.

According to the Karnataka Disaster Management Authority, a total of 20,269 people, including 15,078 in badly-hit Kalaburgi, have been evacuated so far by the personnel of the Army, the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force besides local police and district authorities.

In Kalaburagi, two NDRF, one SDRF and one Army column have been deployed while two Indian Air Force helicopters are on standby.

Asianet Newsable accessed a video of the army rescue operation in Kalaburgi. A battalion of 100 military veterans has been engaged in rescue operations.