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Flood situation deteriorates further

| Updated: July 04, 2020 09:43:36

Flood situation deteriorates further

Flood conditions have deteriorated further in the central regions while it remained same in the northern parts of the country on Friday.

More fresh areas were inundated in Tangail, Munshiganj, Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur and Shariaytpur districts on the day causing immense sufferings.

Nine major rivers swelled over their respective danger marks at 16 points in the country on the day.

Water was increasing at 66 points while it declined in 33 points on Friday, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The onrush of water from neighbouring India has caused immense flooding in northern, north-eastern districts, an FFWC official said.

“Flood situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bigra, Jamalpur, Sirajganj and Tangail was same but it might deteriorate in Rajbari, Dhaka, Manikganj, Faridpur and  Shariatpur districts in next one day", he said.

According to the Bangladesh Water Development Board, around 1.05 million people have so far been marooned in 14 districts.

Flood-affected people of the northern regions were suffering for scarcity of food, drinking water and fuel oil as most of them did not get any relief from the government.

Both rain and upstream water damaged numerous houses, crops, communications infrastructures, educational institutions and other establishments in the flood affected areas, said insiders.

The water level of Padma was rising on Friday and the trend is likely to continue.

The Padma at Mawa points in Munshiganj might cross danger level in next 24 hours, said FFWC.

The river of the Dharala at Kurigram, Ghagot at Gaibandha, Brahmaputra at Nunkhawa and Chilmari in Kurigram, Jamuna at Fulchori in Gaibandha, Bahadurabad in Jamalpur, Sarikandi in Bogra, Kajipur in Sirajganj, Sirajganj Sadar and Aricha , Atrai at Baghabari, Dhalessari at Elasin, Padma at Goalando and Bhagyakul, Surma at Kanaighat, Old Surma at Derai points were flowing above their respective danger levels on the day.


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