9 dead, 3 missing from the rains that hit Karnataka, India

9 dead, 3 missing from the rains that hit Karnataka, India
9 dead, 3 missing from the rains that hit Karnataka, India
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Nine people have died and three others have gone missing in Karnataka State as torrential rains hit coastal areas, Malenada and northern parts of the state, causing floods and landslides.

A total of 31,360 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas, and 22,417 have taken refuge in 237 relief camps opened by the government.

The rainstorm affected 283 villages in 45 taluqs, with a population of 36,498, according to the state's Disaster Management Authority.

Among the deaths reported since July 22, four are from the Uttara Kannada area, two are from Belagawi, and one each from Chikkamagaluru, Dharwada and Kodagu.

Landslides occurred in seven locations in Uttara Kannada, four in Chikkamagaluru, three in Kodagu and one each in the Shivamogga and Hassan districts.

More than 2,600 houses were damaged and 78 animals were killed by the rains.

An estimated 58,961 hectares of crops and 1,962 hectares of horticultural crops were damaged by rain and flooding, which also damaged over 555 km of roads, over 3,500 electrical poles and 342 transformers.

According to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Center, the areas of Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Belagawi, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu received heavy and very heavy rains on Saturday. In Kudumallig, the Tirthahalli taluk in Shivamogg received the highest amount of precipitation - 355 mm.

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