Authorities order evacuation as rapidly rising Padma flushes villages

Sun Online Desk

26th August, 2016 04:54:44 printer

Authorities order evacuation as rapidly rising Padma flushes villages

Deputy Commissioner of Kusthia has ordered evacuation in riverine Daulatpur areas of the district in the face of rapidly rising water level on Padma.  Following the release of water through the gates of Farakka Barrage by India, at least 30 villages in Daulatpur sub-district have been flooded till Friday evening.

 

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said, rising water will cross danger level within next 48 hours to inundate low-lying areas of Rajbari, Manikganj, Munshiganj and Shariatpur districts,.

 

Earlier, the Indian authorities released about 11 lakhs cusec of water by opening up all the 100 gates of the Farakka Barrage to mitigate the flood situation in Bihar, says BWDB.

 

BWDB sources said, the water level at Hardinge Railway Bridge point in Kushtia was 14.06 cm on Friday noon, only .19 cm below the danger point. Water level at his point increased on average by 11 centimeters in the last two days.

 

According to forecast by Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre (FFWC) the water level is feared to cross danger mark on Sunday late night.


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