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50,000 marooned in Kurigram as floods get worse

  • Published at 12:27 pm July 6th, 2018
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Increasing water levels of nearby rivers have left thousands marooned in Kurigram Focus Bangla

The water levels of Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers have gone up the danger level

The water level of the Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers swelled further on Friday due to continuous rainfall andthe rush of water down the hills over the last few days.

Locals said low-lying areas in 25 unions of Sadar, Bhurungamari, and Nageshwari upazilas were flooded, leaving 50,000 people marooned. 

Officials at Bangladesh Water Development Board said the Dharla River was flowing 28cm above danger level.

The water level of the Brahmaputra went up by 35 cm, while the Dudhkumar river went up by 32cm, and the Teesta waters rose 25cm in the last 24 hours. 

Meanwhile, 10 villages in Sadar upazila went under water after a dam in the Halokhana Sarodoba area collapsed.