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Fresh areas in northern region gets inundated

| Updated: June 29, 2020 20:33:01

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Fresh areas in northern region gets inundated

Fresh areas in the country’s northern region were inundated on Monday amid heavy rain and huge onrush of upstream waters from India.

Flood situations worsened further in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, and Tangail districts while it remained unchanged in five other north-eastern districts.

Nearly 450,000 people have been marooned in the flood affected districts so far.

Earlier on Saturday, parts of Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sunamganj and Sylhet districts were inundated by flood water.

Flood situation in Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Netrokona, Sunamganj and Sylhet might improve to some extent, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

Nine major rivers were flowing above their danger marks (DM) at 14 stations on Monday, according to FFWC.

Many houses and standing crops on farmlands have seriously been damaged by the floodwater.

The people in the northern regions are experiencing severe flooding following onrush of water from the river upstream across the border in the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam, said FFWC officials.

Flooding has also been worsening in the region as it has been raining continuously in the north eastern districts of Bangladesh.

Padma River at Bhagyakul of Munshiganj and Goalondo of Rajbari district and Jamuna River at Aricha points may cross respective danger levels during next 24-48 hours, said Arifuzzaman.

River water was rising at 72 points out of 101 in the country.

The river of the Teesta at Dalia in Nilphamari, Dharala at Kurigram, Ghagot at Gaibandha, Brahmaputra at Nunkhawa and Chilmari in Kurigram, Jamuna at Fulchori in Gaibandha, Bahadurabad in Jamalpur, Sarikandi in Bogra, Kajipur in Sirajganj and Sirajganj Sadar districts, Surma at Kanaighat, Kushiara at Sunamganj, Old Surma at Derai and Someshori at Kalmakanda points were flowing above their respective danger levels.

In Tangail, many riverside areas of Tangail Sadar, Bhuapur and Kalihati upazilas have been flooded while river erosion also continued.

In Kurigram, around 150,000 people marooned in the districts as the water level in the Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers swelled further as of Monday morning.

Sources at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said crops on 1,692 hectares of lands have been inundated by the floods.

 Deputy Commissioner of the district Mohammad Rezaul Karim said that 302 tonnes of rice has been allocated for the flood victims in addition to Tk 3.8 million cash.

In Jamalpur, the flood situation in the district further deteriorated as water level of the major river Jamuna continued to flow above the danger level affecting 146,000 people.

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