Floods deteriorate in 10 districts

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Desk report, Aug 30: The flood situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogura, Tangail, Sirajganj, Pabna, Manikganj, Rajbari and Faridpur districts will deteriorate further in the next 24 hours.

Six rivers — the Dharla, Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Atrai, Dhaleswari and Padma — were flowing above the danger level at 13 points, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre report on Monday.

The Jamuna crossed the danger level at eight points — Fulchari, Bahadurabad, Sariakandi, Kazipur, Serajganj, Porabari, Mathura, and Aricha.

Our correspondent from Kurigram said fresh areas were being inundated in the district affecting about 30,000 people.

Ropa Aman, Seedlings and vegetables on about 15,520 hectares went under floodwater in the district.

The water level of the River Dharla was flowing 35cm above danger mark at Dharla bridge point and 29cm above danger mark at Chilmari point at 3:00pm on Monday.

The river is being eroded at several points.

At least 50 houses were washed away in Kalipur areas under Kalihati upazila in Tangail due to erosion in the River Jamuna.

Besides, several houses and a mosque were also affected due to the river erosion at Valkutia-Chituliapara under Bhuapur upazila.

Low-lying areas of the district and croplands have already gone under the floodwater.

The state-owned BSS reported that flood situation in Gaibandha deteriorated further as the water level in the Brahmaputra increased in the past 24 hours ending  at 9:00am on Monday.

The chars located on the eastern sides of the river basin areas of Sundarganj, Sadar, Fulchhari and Shaghata upazilas of the district have been inundated and many char people have been marooned.

In Rangpur, the overall flood situation remained mostly stable despite a slight rise in the water level of the major rivers.

With the rise of the water level in the River Jamuna on Monday, the flood situation slightly deteriorated in Jamalpur.

The flash flood inundated the low-lying areas in nine unions of three upazilas in the district affecting about 800 families.