Watch: Karnataka temple flooded in a second, visitors stranded
Bengaluru : The Yellamma Devi temple, situated at top of a hill near Saundatti in Belagavi (Karnataka), was seen getting flooded in a matter of seconds. A video of the temple getting partially submerged in the flood water is now going viral on the social media.
This is for the second time in the year when Karnataka is facing heavy rainfall and facing flood situation. 12 people have been reported killed in the incident.
The state cabinet on Tuesday decided to depute its Ministers to the flood-affected regions to oversee the rescue and relief works, reported PTI.
Torrential rains over the past few days, mainly in north interior Karnataka, has wreaked havoc. The affected districts include Dharwad, Belagavi, Gadag, Haveri, Vijayapura, Kalaburgai, Bagalkote, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru, among others.
While, the MeT department has forecasted normal rains in the north Karnataka region for next four to five days and heavy rains in coastal and Malnad regions for the next 24 hours Orange and red alerts have been sounded for the next five days in coastal and Malnad regions.
In August, a total of 2,798 villages in 103 taluks of 22 districts in Karnataka were affected by the rains and floods in which around seven lakh people were shifted to safe areas.