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Fifteen families from Banjwad in Athani taluk, situated on the banks of the Krishna, moving to safer places on Sunday.— PHOTO: MALLIKARJUN DANANNAVAR
Fifteen families from Banjwad in Athani taluk, situated on the banks of the Krishna, moving to safer places on Sunday.— PHOTO: MALLIKARJUN DANANNAVAR

Ningavva Ningappa Balobal (55) and Laxmi Ramakrishna Dhangar (5) died when their house collapsed at Katakbhavi village in Raibag taluk on late Saturday night.

Also, 75-year-old Bhimavva Yalappa Balobal was injured and has been admitted to a hospital in Harugeri.

According to reports reaching the district headquarters, 22 houses have partially collapsed in the last 24 hours in the district. Of these, 12 houses were in Belgaum taluk, nine in Chikkodi and one in Raibag taluk.

The total loss is estimated at Rs. 4.45 lakh.

Despite reports of respite from rainfall in the last two days, the Krishna and its tributaries were in spate and 18 bridges and barrages at Chikkodi, Athani and Raibag taluks remained submerged on Sunday.

While 52,426 cusecs of water was released from the Koyana dam (near Satara in Maharashtra) into the Krishna, 1,89,427 cusecs was flowing into the river from Rajapur barrage (between Karnataka–Maharashtra boundary). The Almatti dam continued to receive copious inflow of 2,46,482 cusecs and the authorities were releasing much more quantity, around 2,54,180 cusecs, to avoid floods.

There has been marginal improvement in the storage-levels at Hidkal and Navilteerth dam across the Ghataprabha and the Malaprabha rivers in the district. The Hidkal dam was receiving 24,033 cusecs and the water-level on Sunday was 2153.5 ft. While the Navilteerth dam was receiving 10,182 cusecs, the water-level was 2059.70 ft.

Water woes

Owing to unabated rainfall in Belgaum city, several low-lying areas are waterlogged. The residents of Kapileshwar colony are the worst affected. As a preventive measure, 15 families with 50 members from Banjwad in Athani taluk, situated on the banks of the Krishna, were shifted to safety on Sunday afternoon. Sources said these families were shifted in view of the swelling of the river and water releases from dams in Maharashtra. All the families had been housed in a government school on the other side of the river. A relief centre will be opened on Monday.

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