Flood situation worsen further: 20 died, 29 missing in Dinajpur, Thakurgaon


Themorningbellbd.com desk, August 14: Around 20 people have been died and 29 missing due to flood water in Dinajpur, Thakurgaon and other northern districts.Waters of 17 rivers including Jamuna, Teesta, Brahmaputra, Surma, Dharla, Dhaleswari, Kushiyara and Ghagot are flowing above the danger level.

Water levels at several river stations have marked increase due to continuous heavy rain and on rush from hills. Of which, water is flowing above danger level at 17 points of the country’s different rivers.

Meanwhile water levels at 77 river stations monitored by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked increase while 12 stations recorded fall.

Among the 90 monitored water level stations, two stations have been registered steady, said a bulletin issued by the FFWC.

The flood situation in Kurigram district has worsened as water of all rivers including Brahmaputra, Dharla, Teesta and Dudhkumar has increased.

The water of Dharla River is flowing 108 centimetres above the danger level in Setu Point, Brahmaputra 20 centimetres above the red mark at Chilmari and Dudhkumar river 138 centimetres above the danger level in Pateshwari.

A woman and a child were missing after a dam collapsed in Rajarjat upazila.

About 1.50 lakh people of 54 unions of Rowmari, Rajibpur, Chilmari, Ulipur, Nageshwari, Bhurungamari, Phulbari and Sadar upazila have been marooned. The Amon paddy of 25 thousand hectares of land has gone under water. Flooded people are taking shelter in different places including educational institutions.

Kurigram- Bhurungamari road has been separated and isolated with other parts as it has submerged due to flood water.

Rail communications of Kurigram Sadar with two of its upazilas remain suspended since this morning due to flood triggered by continuous downpour over the last couple of days.

Deputy Commissioner of Kurigram Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan said that the Upazila Nirbahi Officers and Upazila and Union Parishad chairmen have been directed to face the flood situation in the district. For the flood victims, Tk 7 lakh and 250 tonnes of rice have been allocated.