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150,000 people marooned in Kurigram as flood situation worsens

  • Published at 11:04 am June 29th, 2020
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File photo: After losing their homes flood victims take shelter on boat with their belongings in Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram on Friday, June 26, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Crops on 1,692 hectares of lands are inundated by the floods

The water level in the Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers swelled further as of Monday morning, leaving around 150,000 people marooned in the district.

Officials at Bangladesh Water Development Board said the Brahmaputra was flowing 77cm above its danger level at Chilmari point while 64 cm above at Nun Khawa point, reports UNB.

The water level at the Dharla  went up 76cm above its red mark at Kurigram Bridge Point on Monday morning.

Along with these two, 16 other rivers of the district are overflowing, sending 50 unions under water and leaving 150,000 people marooned, the sources said.

Locals said floodwaters entered the villages located in the vicinity of the Brahmaputra and submerged croplands.

Sources at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said crops on 1,692 hectares of lands have been inundated by the floods.

Deputy Commissioner of the district  Mohammad Rezaul Karim said 302 tons of rice has been allocated for the flood victims in addition to Tk38.68 lakh. 


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