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Bangalore, July 28, 2013: The rains left a trail of destruction in the State on Sunday. While two people were killed in a house collapse incident in Belgaum district, several more instances of damage to houses were reported from many districts.

Farms were flooded in various places. Dams continued to overflow or inched closer to the brim, even as rivers approached the danger mark. Roads were inundated, cutting off access to a number of villages.

In Belgaum

Two people were killed on the spot when the wall of their house collapsed while they were sleeping at Katakabavi village of Raibagh taluk in the district on Saturday night.
The deceased are Ningavva, 41, and her daughter Lakshmibai, five, while Bheemappa and Mallappa, who were injured, have been admitted in hospital. The district administration has announced a compensation of Rs three lakh to the family of the dead. The wall had weakened following rain.

River Krishna and its tributaries are in spate in the district, following release of water from Maharashtra, which is witnessing heavy rain. The water level in the Krishna has gone up by half a foot. The farmers in the district are worried that the rising water level may wash away their crops.

Maharashtra has released 2.21 lakh cusecs of water into the Krishna from the Rajapur barrage. Residents on the banks of the rivers are being shifted to safer places in boats by the district administration.

It is feared that increase in water level in River Vedaganga by another two metres may have disastrous consequences.  Farmers are having to depend on boats to reach their fields and they are finding it difficult to gather food for their livestock.

Houses damaged

A total of six houses were damaged due to heavy rain in Hubli on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Fire personnel rescued members of the family of Krishnaji Navale, who were stranded in the first floor, when their house collapsed at MG Market in the city.
Household articles perished when walls collapsed at five houses in Dharmadas Chawl of the city.

Several houses were damaged in Shikaripur and Teerthahalli taluks due to severe rainfall, reports DHNS from Shimoga.

A total of seventeen houses were severely damaged following a landslide at Kunnalli of Kudumallige Gram Panchayat of Teerthahalli taluk. Six houses were damaged at several places in Shikaripur taluk. The residents are being shifted to safer places.

Meanwhile, the Linganamakki reservoir in the district is just nine feet away from reaching the maximum level. The dam level on Sunday was 1810.10 feet (maximum 1819 feet).
The inflow was 55,844 cusecs. The Bhadra dam recorded 184.4 feet (maximum 186 feet). The inflow stood at 30,989 cusecs. A total of 11,000 cusecs is being released into the river and the canals.

The inflow into the Tunga reservoir was 45,000 cusecs, while the outflow was 44,000 cusecs.

Farms flooded

More agriculture fields came under water as 2.6 lakh cusecs of water is being released from the Almatti dam in Bagalkot district. Boating has been suspended in Kudalasangama.
A total of 2.21 cusecs of water is being released from the Hipparagi barrage of Jamakhandi taluk, while the outflow is 2.22 lakh cusecs.

The water inundated many houses and huts in Muttoor village of the taluk. A total of 27 villages in Banahatti face flooding due to the rising waters of River Krishna.

While rains receded in Uttara Kannada district, there was drizzling throughout Kodagu district on Sunday.

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