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Upstream water, rain trigger floods in Kurigram

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  • 23 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Upstream water, rain trigger floods in Kurigram

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KURIGRAM: Floods triggered by onrush of upstream water and heavy rains have inundated low-lying areas in different upazilas of the district, leaving more than 2000 people marooned.

Teesta River was flowing 22cm above danger level at Kaunia point of Kurigram on Thursday.

As many as 2000 people in Gharial Danga and Vidyananda Unions of Rajarhat upazila in the district have been marooned as a result.

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

Putul Rani, a resident of Namavrat village said,” Despite having supplies in stock, I can’t cook anything as there is waist high water everywhere in my house.”

“This is a terrible way to live,” she said.

Hanif Ali of the same village said over the phone,” My entire home has been submerged.”

“My family members have barely eaten since yesterday.  We need immediate help.”

Rajarhat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Noor Tasnim said 10 metric tons of food assistance was provided to the flood affected people Thursday morning and more will follow.