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Flood situation worsens

  • Published at 07:06 pm August 31st, 2015
Flood situation worsens

Due to incessant rainfall, onrush of water from the upstream, flood situation in various parts of the country has deteriorated.

Thousands of people are marooned, cropland, houses and infrastructures damaged as villages are inundated by the rising water of rivers in  Kurigram, Gaibandha, Naogaon, Sherpur, Faridpur and Thakurgaon.

In Kurigram

Our correspondent reported that the Dharala River was flowing close to its danger level. The inundation has already extended to nearly 100 villages in the char adamaged crops on vast tract of land, houses and infrastructures,reas of the district, leaving thousands of people marooned.

According to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), the water level in the Teesta River has increased by 24 cm over the last 24 hours since Saturday, while the water levels in the Brahmaputra, Dharala and Dudhkumar Rivers swelled fast during the period.

Strong currents in the Dharala River  started eroding about half a one-km stretch of the riverbank at Chorarpar village in Sadar upazila.

In Gaibandaha

Overall flood situation in four upazilas of the district deteriorated further as the river Brahmaputra marked rise in last 24 hours till yesterday morning and inundated fresh areas, said our correspondent.

damaged crops on vast tract of land, houses and infrastructures,

The officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said water level of the River Brahmaputra increased by 16 cm during the period due to incessant rainfall and onrush of hilly waters from the upstream.

The river was flowing 26 cm above its danger level at Fulchharighat point in the district inundating fresh areas of Sundarganj, Gaibandha Sadar, Fulchhari and Shaghata upazila of the district.

Among the upazilas, Sundarganj upazila has been affected badly as all of the 15 unions of the upazila had been flooded due to heavy rainfall a few days back.damaged crops on vast tract of land, houses and infrastructures,

Due to rise of the water level in the Brahmaputra River, the chars and river basin areas had been submerged and about 70,000 people of 31 unions under four upazila had been marooned due to the flood, said an official of district administration.

Many of the flood victims had taken shelter on nearby flood control embankment and were passing their days miserably with their belongings including domestic animals and poultry birds for want of food and drinking water, said Acting Chairman of Sundarganj upazila Rezia Begum.

The fishes on the ponds had been washed away in Sundarganj upazila due to flood. The assessment of losses could not be ascertained immediately, said Abdul Latif, District Fisheries Officer.

With the rise of water level in the River of Brahmaputra erosion has damaged crops on vast tract of land, houses and infrastructures,taken serious turn at different points along the western side of the river including Urya, Gozaria, Fulchhari and Fazlupur unions of Fulchhari upazila and Shaghat and Holdia unions under Shaghata upazila.

As the Ghagot River is likely to cross its danger level any time, the security measures had been adopted on Gaibandha Town Protection Embankment. Deputy Commissioner M Abdus Samad said the District Administration is monitoring the flood situation closely so that flood victims could not suffer without reason.

In Sherpur

According to reports of our correspondent, five people, including three children, suffered injuries as the earthen walls of their houses collapsed on them at Fulhari village in Jhenaigathi upazila on Sunday due to onrush of water from the upstream.damaged crops on vast tract of land, houses and infrastructures,

In Naogaon

At least five villages have been submerged following the collapse of 100-foot Atrai dam in Mirapur Fulbaria area of Atrai upazila on Sunday morning, rendering several hundred people marooned, reports our correspondent.

The five villages are Fulbaria, West Mirapur, Mirzapur, Udonpou and East Mirapur.

Besides, many roads, crop fields and fish ponds across the upazila have been inundated by the floodwater.

In Faridpur

Our Correspondent said nearly 10,000 people of Charbhadrason, Sadarpur, Alfadanga and Sadar upazilas were marooned due to an increase in water level of the Padma, Madhumati and Arialkha rivers.

In Thakurgaon

Monsoon rain caused flooding in the district inundating low lying areas, said our correspondent.

Flood damaged several hundreds of houses, standing crops on vast tract of land displacing people compelling them to take shelters on highland. Along with crop land, the severe flood damaged business establishments.