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Rampant Teesta creates havoc in Dimla

  • Published at 08:47 pm September 12th, 2018
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File Photo of River erosion Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka Tribune

Meanwhile, more than 10,000 people of 23 villages in the char areas of Teesta and Dharala rivers have been trapped in flood water in Lalmonirhat district

Greedy Teesta is about to devour houses of at least 2000 families in Charkharibari Mouja in Lalmonirhat's Dimla upazila. 

The only sand embankment in the area is under threat of being eroded, locals said.

The people of Chotokhata, Banpara, Baishpukur Char, Chatunama Bhendabari Forest Char in Dimla upazila have been suffering as the roads and houses were submerged following the onrush of hilly water from the upstream.

"About 400 meters of the dam has already been gorged into the river," they said.Besides, the river has already swallowed the 10-meter approach road near dam no-4 at Dohalpara point due to rushing waves, reports UNB. 

Meanwhile, more than 10,000 people of 23 villages in the char areas of Teesta and Dharala rivers have been trapped in flood water in Lalmonirhat district following onrush of water from upstream hilly areas.

The officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said the situation turned serious after India had opened the sluice-gates of the Gazaldoba barrage.

However, the water level of Teesta River at Dalia Teesta Barrage Point is below the danger level on Wednesday.

Rafiqul Alam Chowdhury, executive engineer of BWDB in Dalia said “The flood situation has slightly improved in the district after 44 sluice gates of Teesta Barrage have been opened to control the flow of water.

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