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One killed, roads cut off by heavy rain in Karnataka's Belagavi

The rains disrupted the movement of people in various parts of the district today as several bridges were submerged by the flood water.

Published: 19th July 2017 04:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 04:08 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BELAGAVI: Heavy rain killed one person and disrupted normal life in Karnataka's Belagavi district. 

The rains disrupted the movement of people in various parts of the district today as several bridges were submerged by the flood water.

In the Ramadurg taluk of the district, a young man died after a wall of his house collapsed on him. Local police said, the deceased, identified as Mallikarjun Maski was sleeping at his residence in Salahalli village when the incident occurred.

Road washed away

There has been a total shut down of road traffic between Goa and Belagavi via Chorla Ghat road.

In Kankumbi, where the construction of Kalasa-Banduri canal project was underway, water from an overflowing river washed away a road. A parked vehicle was also washed away. 

In Chikkodi taluk, seven bridges are facing the threat of submergence. One of the major connecting bridges, Chikkodi-Kallol bridge is already submerged, cutting off many villages from the mainland.

In Karadiguddi, a school compound wall collapsed on a house, partially damaging the structure. Last year, the same wall was flattened by heavy rains, injuring three people. 
 
However, the district administration officials said they are prepared to deal with the calamity situation in the district.

“The rescue teams have been kept under full alert to face any kind of accidents due to heavy rainfall. The kin of the man who was killed in Ramadurg will be compensated from the natural calamity relief fund,” the official said.



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