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Kurigram flood situation unchanged

| Updated: July 20, 2019 21:29:57

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Kurigram flood situation unchanged

The overall flood situation in Kurigram district remained unchanged as Brahmaputra, Dharala, Dudkumar and other major rivers in the district have been flowing above the danger level for the last 11 days.

Local Water Development Board sources said water level in the Brahmaputra River at Chilmari point is flowing 90 cm above the danger level and 57 cm above the danger level at Nunkhaoa point while Dharala River is flow 59 cm above the danger level at Setu point.

Roumari, Rajibpur and Chilmari upazila headquearters were flooded following collapse of a portion of the town protection embankment.

Sufferings of the flood-hit people intensified due to crisis of pure drinking water and adequate relief materials.

District Administration’s control room sources said that 864 villages of 57 unions were flooded in the district, leaving eight lakh people marooned.

Crops of 20,000 hectares were destroyed while 500 km road, 40km embankment and 41 bridges and culverts were damaged in the district.

Over 9,734 tube wells went out of order and submerged by floodwater, the sources said.

The District Administration sources said over 64,000 people took shelter in 186 centres in the district.

Dr SM Aminul Islam, Kurigram Civil Surgeon, said that 85 medical teams have been working in the area. They are providing pure drinking water using five water treatment equipment.

The district administration is also distributing water purification tablets and saline among the flood-hit people, he added.

Md Hafizur Rahman, acting Deputy Commissioner, said the district administration has distributed 800 mts rice, Tk 1.35 million, 3,000 packets dry food among the flood-hit people.

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