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Flood conditions worsen in Dhaka, northern regions

5.04 million people marooned so far

| Updated: July 30, 2020 16:42:16

Flood conditions worsen in Dhaka, northern regions

Flood conditions might deteriorate further in many northern districts and surrounding areas of Dhaka amid continued swelling of many major rivers on Wednesday.

A total of 5.04 million people have been marooned and 129 died in 149 upazilas of 31 districts in the month-long flood, according to government statistics.

The flood also hit many areas adjacent to Dhaka and moving towards the central areas of the capital as the rivers around the city are rising, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

Shitalakhya, Dhaleshwary, Kaliganga, Balu, Bangshi, Tongi Khal and Turag rivers adjacent to the city are flowing above the danger marks which might continue for the next twenty-four hour, said FFWC.

A total of 0.20 million people have been marooned in Dhaka district and within the city in the last few days.

River Bangshi, which swelled over the last three days, marooned nearly 44,000 people in eight unions of Savar.

All unions of Dohar upazila are waterlogged causing immense sufferings to the people.

A total of 0.12 million people have been marooned in Dohar's eight unions, according to the Dhaka District Relief and Rehabilitation Office.

The road communication between Dhaka and Dohar is disrupted due to the submergence of roads in many places.

Flood conditions deteriorated further in a few City Corporation areas as more places went underwater in Khilgaon, Shabujbag, Mugda, Jurain and Demra.

A total of 32, 500 people have been affected by flood in the city corporation area so far.

However, flood conditions in some northern districts might deteriorate further as the River Dharala and Teesta might cross danger mark in the next twenty-four hours.

Besides, moderate to heavy rainfall might occur at places in most divisions in the next twenty-four hours, said the Met Office.

Dhaka witnessed 42 mm rainfall between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The highest rainfall was recorded at 180 mm at Lalakhan during the period.



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