Various monuments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi have come under water following the release of 1.10 lakh cusecs of water from the Tungabhadra dam in Karnataka’s Vijayanagar district.

The water inflow to the dam has been drastically increased due to incessant rain in the region. The water has been released from the 30 crest gates of the dam, and as a result, Purandara Dasa Mantap, Saalu Mantap and Dahrmika Vidhi Vidhana Mantapa have been inundated.

The authorities are releasing 1 lakh cusecs of water from Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam of Mandya district.

The Anjaneya temple and Eshwar temple located near the 200-year-old Wellesley Bridge in Srirangapatna town. Plying heavy vehicles on the bridge has been banned.

According to authorities, the bridge will sink if the water levels increase.

Fortunately, the rain has receded in the Kaveri catchment areas of the Madikeri district. Meanwhile, the inflow to the Kabini dam in the Mysuru district is seeing a steady rise due to heavy downpours.

A holiday has been declared for primary and high schools in Hassan and Belagavi districts. Four persons narrowly escaped while the wall of a house collapsed in Belagavi on Monday.

Hundreds of farmland have come under water as the Doni river in the Bijapur district is overflowing. Bagalkot district is also battered by continuous rainfall.

The alarming situation continued in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu districts as landslide and flood threats loomed large in the region.

Residents of Bengaluru, however, woke up to a bright sunny day after a long time.

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