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Thousands marooned by flood in Natore

  • Published at 09:49 pm September 30th, 2019
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Homesteads in Lalpur upazila of Natore have gone under water due to recent flood Dhaka Tribune

People of the area are currently suffering from lack of drinking water and food, being marooned by flood water

Around 6000 residents in three unions of Natore's Lalpur upazila have been marooned by flood water.

Flood was caused due to the rise in water level in Padma river flooding three unions, namely Bilamaria, Lalpur, and Iswardi, damaging 22 hectares of croplands, and inflicted heavy losses on the farmers of the unions.

People of the area are currently suffering from lack of drinking water and food, being marooned by flood water.

Salauddin, resident of Dayashankar village said: We cultivated different varieties of vegetables, but due to the flood, our crops got damaged. Our children can't attend schools as the roads are submerged. We are suffering without pure drinking water as the tubewells also went under water.''

Mahabubur Rahman, assistant engineer of Natore Water Development Board, said if the water level in Padma River continues to rise,  it will cross the danger mark at Rajshahi point within three to four days, making the flood situation worse in Lalpur upazila.

Ummul Banin Duti, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Lalpur  said: 1200 families are living in the char areas of  Bilamaria, Lalpur, and Iswardi unions . Water coming from upstream has contributed to the rise of water level in Padma, which left the residents marooned. We are trying to help them out by providing necessary support.''

Confirming the matter, Sharifunnesa, acting Deputy Commissioner of Natore said, we are trying to send  out necessary things, including food, for the flood affected people as soon as possible.