Woes for flood unbounded in 4 dists

New Age Online

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People’s sufferings are still unbounded in Kurigram, Munishiganj, Jamalpur and Sherpur due to flooding as the rivers in the districts are still flowing above their danger marks showing barely any signs of too early improvement.
In Kurigram, the flooding in Kurigram is now in a state neither improving nor worsening as the Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers are still flowing above their danger marks due to onrush of the upstream water and continuous downpour.
More than six lakh people have remained stranded due to the flooding while fresh 30 villages have been submerged for the water gushing from the upstream and incessant rainfall
in the last 14 days, reports United News of Bangladesh.
Mahfuzur Rahman, executive engineer of Kurigram Water Development Board, said the Brahmaputra was flowing 65 centimetres above its danger level at Chilmari point while the Dharla 54 cm above its red mark at Kurigram bridge point on Sunday.
Many roads have gone under water, snapping all types of vehicular movement across the district.
Acting deputy commissioner Akhter Hossain Azad said 6.25 lakh people of 1,50,586 families have been affected by flood in 728 villages of 57 unions under nine upazilas of the district.
Abdul Mottalib, disaster management and relief officer of the district, said a total of 1075 tonnes of rice have been distributed among the flood victims.
In Munshiganj, the overall flood situation has worsened as fresh areas have been submerged by gushing river water.
Several thousand families in Srinagar and Louhojong upazilas were marooned as the Padma River was flowing 57cm above the danger level at Bhagyakul point.
Abdul Awal, executive engineer of the district’s Water Development Board, said the water level at this point has risen by 7cm in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, ferry services on the Shimulia-Kawrakandi route were being disrupted due to strong current in the river, said Shah Newaz Khaled, assistant manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation.
In Sherpur, Vehicular movement on the Sherpur-Jamalpur highway came to a halt on Saturday night as the road went under water due to flooding and heavy rainfall.
Golam Mostafa, gauge reader of Sherpur Water Development Board, said the Old Brahmaputra River was flowing three centimetres above its danger level at Brahmaputra bridge point on Saturday night.
According to the district administration, some 50 villages of six unions in Sadar upazila of the district went under water leaving at least 50,000 people marooned.
In Jamalpur, train operation on the Jamalpur-Dewanganj route that has remained halted since Friday is yet to resume, said Jamalpur Railway Station master Jahurul Islam.
The authorities suspended train movement on the Jamalpur-Bangbandhu Bridge East Railway station route on Saturday night as the rail tracks went under flood water.

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