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Karnataka flood situation remain grim

Oct 18, 2020, 3:35 PM IST

The flood situation in 111 vilages in four districts of Karnataka continues to remain grim, as Krishna and Bhima rivers remain in spate.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said many villages in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir and Raichur districts were either completely or partially submerged due to floods caused by heavy rains last week.

Karnataka Disaster Management Authority said 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.

One such operation was carried out in the Udachan village of Kalaburagi district, where over 250 people, including a newborn, were evacuated to safety. Watch this video.

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