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Flooding to worsen in central parts of Bangladesh

  • Published at 01:28 pm July 14th, 2019
Flood water -Sunamganj-Dhaka Tribune
The photo taken on Friday, July 12, 2019 shows a house is surrounded by flood water in Sunamganj Dhaka Tribune

The water level of Padma River will rise above the danger level within the next couple of days

The flood situation in the northern, northeastern and central regions of the country will worsen in the upcoming two to three days.

However, things are expected to improve in the southern parts.  

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), said this while briefing journalists at the BWBD office at the capital around 12:20pm on Sunday.

He said: "The water level of Padma River will rise above the danger level within the next couple of days and will flood the adjacent areas. Things are to worsen in the northern, northeastern and central parts of the country.”

"But the flood situation the southern regions of the country is expected to improve," he added.

Incessant monsoon rains have triggered flooding in several parts of the country, marooning thousands of people and disrupting road communications.