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18 chars flooded in Natore as Padma continues to rise

  • Published at 03:48 pm October 3rd, 2019
Natore Flood
File photo: Homesteads in Lalpur upazila of Natore have gone under water due to recent flood Dhaka Tribune

Three shelter homes were opened for the flood victims

Eighteen chars in three unions of Lalpur upazila of Natore district have been submerged as the Padma River continues to swell, causing immense sufferings to the residents of the areas.

Farmers in the affected areas are counting losses as their sugarcane fields and crop lands were inundated.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Ummul Banin Duti said: "Three shelter homes were opened and the flood victims were asked to move there."

The local administration said 500 flood-affected families in Lalpur union received 15kg rice each as relief.

Assistant Engineer of Natore Water Development Board AL Asad said: "The water level of Padma will continue to rise till Saturday."

The flood situation in the upazila has been worsening for the last several days following a rise of the Padma water level.