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Karnataka floods: Death toll rises to 82 as state government releases Rs 195 crore for relief measure

An aerial view of the famous Lad Khan Temple in Aihole submerged in floodwaters in Bagalkot district in Karnataka about 460 kms of the South Indian city of Bangalore. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 19, 2019, 10.23 PM (IST)

The death toll due to floods rose to 82 in Karnakata on Monday, news agency ANI reported. While nine people were still reported to be missing.

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In the wake of the rising death toll, Karnataka Government released Rs 195 crore for relief measure and to provide immediate compensation of Rs. 10,000 to the flood victims.

Heavy rainfall is predicted during the next 24 hours at most places over coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka and at a few places over the northern interior of the state, the Indian Meteorological Department had said on Sunday.

The districts which are expected to receive heavy rainfall are Hassan, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Ramanagara, Mysore, Mandya Tumkur and Kolar.

Out of the 22 flood battered districts, the maximum deaths have occurred in Belagavi, where 15 people were killed.

Rescue teams deployed in the state have rescued over seven lakh people till now, ANI reported.

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Karnataka Government on Monday released Rs 195 crore for relief measure and to provide immediate compensation of Rs. 10,000 to the flood victims.