TN: Water-level in Hogenakkal waterfall increases after discharge from Krishna Raja Sagara Dam

Water-level in Hogenakkal waterfall in Biligundlu, Tamil Nadu increased after water discharge from Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Karnataka, followed by floods in various districts across the state.

The Hogenakkal waterfall was seen gushing with water after Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Karnataka released water due to massive floods across the state.

Flood and incessant rains have created havoc across Karnataka state. Rescue forces are trying to extricate as many people as they can, who have been affected by the floods in various districts across the state.

Earlier on Saturday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to next of kin of the people who lost their lives in the floods that have crippled the state.

"So far, 24 people have lost their lives due to floods. Compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the deceased," Chief Minister Yediyurappa said at a press conference here.

Around 1,024 villages in 80 talukas of 17 districts have been affected due to floods caused by incessant rains in the region.

"20 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams, 10 Army teams, five Navy teams, and two State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations," Yediyurappa said.

The Chief Minister informed that over two lakh people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas and 1.61 lakh people are in 664 relief camps across the state.

The floodwater is likely to recede in two to three days, he said.

Yediyurappa also said that around 3.75 lakh hectare crop area, 14,000 houses and 478 km of power lines have been damaged in the floods.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also visited the flood-affected areas in Belgaum.

Meanwhile, all schools and colleges -- government and private -- in affected flood-hit districts will remain closed till August 15.

All Konkan Railway trains were also cancelled after a landslide occurred near Karwar area.