Flood: 22 rivers register rises, 58 falls and 16 above danger level


Dhaka, August 5: Thousands of people are still leading miserable life in flood affected areas across the country.

Meanwhile, water levels in 22 rivers stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 58 stations recorded falls and 16 are above danger level.

With flood waters receding in the northern and central districts, river erosion and water-borne diseases are now afflicting the victims.

More than 4,000 people in the flood-hit areas have been affected by diarrhoea, respiratory diseases, skin and eye infections, and injuries along with snake bites and drowning, according to sources in the National Health Crisis Management Centre and Control Room of Health Department.

An acute shortage of drinking water has compounded the problem, the sources added. Moreover, the health ministry has cancelled the leave of all doctors in the 16 flood-affected districts to tackle the situation.

Meanwhile, sources in the disaster management department said over 50 people, most of them children, have died due to the floods since July 25. Overall, around 914 families in 72 upazilas in 16 districts have been affected, and around 15,112 houses have been washed away.Flood affected

Around two lakh people in 40 unions are still marooned, with those living in char and low-lying areas being the worst sufferers, they added.

According to reports coming in from the flood-affected areas, around 81 people have been affected by diarrhoea in the past 24 hours in Kurigram.

Among the 90 monitored water level stations, six registered steady, a bulletin issued by FFWC on Friday.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma and Surma-Kushiyara are in falling state. Ganges river is in steady state.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma and Surma-Kushiyara may continue to fall in next 72 hours.

Flood Situation may like to continue improving in low lands adjacent to Brahmaputra and Jamuna Rivers at Jamalpur, Serajganj and Bogra in next 72 hours.

Flood situation in low lands adjacent to Rajbari, Manikganj, Munshiganj and Sariotpur districts has started to improve which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

Turag, Balu, Lakhya rivers around Dhaka City are in rising trend which may likely to continue in next 24 hours.

Balu River at Demra and Turag River at Mirpur are flowing 15 cm and 9 cm below their respective Danger Level as on 9 am.

Low lands adjacent to Demra of Balu River may like to continue rise in next 24 hours.