While pounding rains continue to claim innocent lives across 7 states in India, the flood affected people now seem to be in the clasp of a new fear. As per the latest update on the ongoing floods, a 10 feet long Crocodile was spotted on the top of a house in Chicali town of Rayabaga taluka of Belgaum district in Kartanaka on July 11.
The fear of life intensified as the flood affected people pondered on the possibility of being surrounded by poisonous reptiles and crocodile alike. The havoc created by the floods led to the submergence of many huts and mud-houses, however what was frightening was that the level of water rose to such an height that the crocodile which was afloat in water could easily alight over the roof of a submerged house.
In an similar event in Vadodara In Gujarat, a humongous crocodile was found loitering on the streets and after a deal deal of diificulty and physical strain was captured by the NDRF Team in Gujarat.
In another similar scenario, a crocodile came out of a flooded river and crawled into a house at a village near Madhya Pradesh, causing panic among local residents. According to Ghat-Pipariya sarpanch Rohit Jain, the huge reptile entered the house of one Kandhi Lal on Sunday night when it was raining heavily, creating panic among his family members and other residents of the village.
The sight of a crocodile in the flooded waters is not only a source of hysteria among the public but also poses threat to the lives of humans and animals who have to bear the wrath of floods.
Floods hit the state of Karnataka a week back causing irreparable damages to property and lives alike. All Konkan Railway trains were cancelled after a landslide occurred near Karwar area. Around 1,024 villages in 80 talukas of 17 districts have been affected due to floods and the death roll is on the rise. According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Belagavi district is most likely to witness scattered to fairly wide spread for the next 5 days. The Belagavi district continues to remain the worst affected in the state due to floods. Taking note of the grim situation, Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa on Sunday claimed the preliminary estimate of flood related loss in the state to be Rs 10,000 crore.