30,000 people marooned as flooding worsens in N-districts

Sun Online Desk

25th September, 2020 12:56:20 printer

30,000 people marooned as flooding worsens in N-districts

The flood situation deteriorated in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts marooning some 30,000 people in 100 chars, islands and villages of the river basins following continuous onrush of water from the upstream and heavy rainfall.

Low-lying and char areas have been submerged in Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Natore, Sherpur and Sunamganj districts as major river crossed the danger mark due to onrush of upstream water.

According to the Water Development Board (WDB) of Lalmonirhat and Kurigram, the water of the Teesta River has thankfully been flowing below the danger level since last night, as there was no onrush of water from the upstream. But the water level of the Dharla River rose again, and has been flowing 39 cm above the danger level since last night.

The water level in major rivers is swelling again, which is slowly creating a flood-like situation by inundating low-lying areas in the Northern and North-Eastern region, WDB said.

Low-lying areas of the district including Dahgram in Patgram upazila, Saniajan, Goddimari, Sindurna, Patikapara and Singimari of Hatibandha upazila, Bhotmari and Kakina in Kaliganj upazila, Mohishkhocha and Palashi of Aditmari upazila, Khuniagach, Rajpur and Gokunda in Sadar upazila were flooded.

In Kurigram, more than 500 families have been homeless as flood situation worsened again due to swelling of the major Rivers including Dharla and Teesta.

Besides, floodwater inundated many houses and damaged Aman paddy and vegetables in the district.

Erosion by Dharala has taken a serious turn in 67 points of the district including Charbazra in ulipur upazila, Sardob, Moghalbasa in Sadar upazila, Char Mekli in Phulbari upazila and Dhaurarkuthi in Bhurungamari upazila.

Some 50 establishments including a primary school building have been devoured by the river in the last two days.