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Erosion takes serious turn in Lalmonirhat

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As water started to recede, erosion on the left bank of the Teesta River in Lalmonirhat has taken a serious turn.

Strong current is devouring houses and farmlands  as the water level of the river has been receding for the last two days.

Locals are passing days in panic.

Though, the Teesta water was flowing above the danger level for four days, the water level has started to recede from Monday and now flowing below the danger level.

The water level of the river at the Dalia Point of Hatibandha upazia has been marked 52.5cm which is 2cm lower than normal flow, said Rabiul Islam, executive engineer of Teesta Barrage Project of Dalia.

From Monday morning, the flood situation started to improve in the district.

With the recession of flood water, the sufferings of flood victims have increased also.

Severe erosion has occurred in Char Gokunda of Sadar upazila, Kutirpar of Aditmari, Chandimari, Dakshin Balapara, Shailmari Char of Kaliganj, Saniajan, Sindurna, Dauabari and Gaddimari of Hatibandha upazila.

In the last two days, more than a hundred houses in the district have been devoured by the Teesta. Hundreds of houses, establishments and crop lands have been damaged. The people of Teesta embankment are spending sleepless nights in fear of erosion, said the affected people.

They sought the interference of the government to build a permanent dam by dredging the Teesta to avoid floods and erosion on its banks, reports UNB.



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