Parts of Bangladesh brace for worsening floods: FFWC

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Dhaka, Aug 28: The overall flood situation in parts of the country may worsen further as the water levels in the Jamuna and Brahmaputra Rivers keep rising, said the Flood Forecasting Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh Water Development Board.

According to a FFWC bulletin released on Friday, the situation is likely to worsen further in Kurigram, Tangail, Sirajganj, Pabna, Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur, Shariatpur and Chandpur districts.

Besides, the Jamuna River is expected to flow above its danger level at Bahadurabad, Phulchhari and Mathura points, the bulletin said.

The water level of Brahmaputra and Jamuna may increase and it will continue while Teesta water level may cross its danger level, said the BFFWC.

According to the BFFWC forecast, the water in different rivers was flowing above their danger levels at 12 points out of 109 stations.

The continuous rise in water levels in most of the rivers contributed to the deterioration in the flood situation in the country, the bulletin added.

In Kurigram, the flood situation deteriorated further as the Dharla and the Brahmaputra Rivers are flowing above their danger levels.

The Dharla was flowing 32cm above its danger level at Bridge point while the Brahmaputra 20cm beyond its red mark at Chilmari point on Saturday morning, reports the UNB Kurigram correspondent.

Some new areas have been flooded, leaving nearly 25,000 people marooned.

Besides, a vast track of crops lands, including Aman and vegetable fields, went under water.