24 die in November as rain fury batters Karnataka: CMO

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Sunday said that at least 24 people lost their lives due to the incessant rains in the month of November. The heavy rains continue to batter down Karnataka, leaving a trail of destruction.

The chief minister’s office further said that as many as 658 houses were completely damaged, 8,495 homes were partially damaged and at least 191 livestock have been reported dead.

The figures were released after CM Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday chaired a meeting at his home office to review the damage caused by incessant rains. The CMO also stated that several roads, bridges, schools and public health centres were left damaged. Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Hassan districts have suffered extensive damage.

While the unusually high rain for November has heaped misery on farmers, it has reportedly brought cheer on another front — all 13 major dams in Karnataka are either full or near brimming.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, who held a meeting with senior officials on Sunday, instructed for the immediate release of ₹1 lakh as the first installment of relief for those who lost houses.

 

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