• Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
  • Last Update : 06:44 pm

Flood situation worsens in Kurigram

  • Published at 02:57 pm July 13th, 2020
A local marooned as water partially inundated his house in Kurigram   Photo: <strong>UNB</strong>
A local marooned as water partially inundated his house in Kurigram Photo: UNB

As flood water inundated vast areas more than one lakh people in 56 unions of 9 upazilas of the district have been marooned

The flood situation in Kurigram has deteriorated further as all the rivers continue to swell, leaving nearly one lakh people marooned.

The Brahmaputra River was flowing 45cm above the danger mark at Chilmari point and 47cm above at Nunkhawa point. The Dharla river was flowing 82cm above at Dharla bridge point on Monday morning while the Teesta River was flowing along the danger line.

As flood water inundated vast areas more than one lakh people in 56 unions of 9 upazilas of the district have been marooned. Many people have taken shelter on roads and dams as water entered their homes.

Flood water snapped road communication in some areas.

Water Development Board officials said initiatives are being taken to prevent erosion by dropping sand-filled GO-bags at 11 points.

Kurigram Deputy Commissioner Md Rezaul Karim said boats and speedboats have been kept ready to rescue the stranded people.

Some 438 shelters, including schools and madrasas, have been prepared and police have taken necessary steps to maintain law and order there, he said.

Besides, 400 MTs of rice and cash Tk 11 lakh have been allocated as relief.

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