At least six people lost their lives in Belgaum district, as incessant rains continue to wreak havoc in Karnataka.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the Upper Krishna Basin catchment area. The inflows into Belgaum district is 3.91 lakh cusecs.
Around 1,024 villages in 80 talukas of 17 districts have been affected due to the floods caused by incessant rains in the region.
20 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams, 10 Army teams, five Navy teams and two State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations in the state.
The Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, earlier, informed that over two lakh people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas and 1.61 lakh people are in 664 relief camps across the state.