Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram

Sun Online Desk

18th September, 2020 12:32:45 printer

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram

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The flood situation in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram has deteriorated as the Dharla River is flowing above danger levels.

Due to the increase in water level for continuous rains and upstream water, the char areas have been flooded, causing sufferings to residents of the river banks.

The water level of Dharla Rriver in Kurigram was 31 cm and 19 cm above danger level in Lalmonirhat around 6:00am on Friday morning, said Water Development Board officials.

More than 15,000 families of 30 villages in Dharla River shoal of Lalmonirhat and Kurigram have been affected by floods being forced to live in inhuman condition.

The floods also inundated 100 hectares of aman crops, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension.

Md Ariful Islam, executive engineer of Kurigram Water Development Board, said that the water may increase further in the next 2-3 days if rain continues in India. Then the water will decrease.

Mostafizur Rahman Pradhan, deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension of Kurigram said that Aman crops on 100 hectares of land along  the river bank have been submerged as the Dharla river is flowing above the danger level.