Sunday, 26 September, 2021

15,000 villagers suffer for waterlogging in Sirajganj

SIRAJGANJ: Most of the low-lying areas in Jalalpur union under Shahjadpur upazila of the district went under knee-to-waist deep water on Friday due to incessant downpour since Wednesday night causing immense sufferings for the residents.

The lives of 15,000 residents in five villages of Jalalpur union of Shahjadpur upazila is being affected due to waterlogging.  “Although the water level is increasing in Jamuna, it is still flowing below the danger level,” Md Nasir Uddin, sub-divisional engineer of Sirajganj Water Development Board told the correspondent.

“Jamuna River is flowing at 12.47 metres at the Sirajganj hard point which is 88 centimetres below the danger level. Due to the onslaught of water from upstream, water-level is increasing in Jamuna,” said Nasir adding that “Jamuna may exceed danger level in the upcoming week.”