Flood situation worsens in Kurigram


Over the last few days, the water level of all the rivers in Kurigram has increased due to rains and upstream. The overall flood situation there has deteriorated.

The water level in Ulipur in Kurigram district has risen, raising fears of another flood. On the other hand, due to the rise of Teesta water, floods and erosion have occurred again in Gangachara of Rangpur.

In the last two days, half a hundred houses in Ichli area of Laxmitari Union have been washed away by the river. The water of Jamuna has been rising for three days in Sirajganj.

The water of Dharla river flows 34 cm above the danger level. Meanwhile, half a hundred chars in KurigramSadar, Rajarhat, Fulbari and Ulipurupazilas have been flooded. About 50,000 people have been stranded in these areas.

New areas are being flooded by water entering through the broken part of Sardob flood control dam in Sadarupazila.

Subal Chandra Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Kurigram Rajarhat Agricultural Meteorological Observatory, said 128 mm of rain had fallen in the last 24 hours due to monsoon. There may be more rain in the next three to four days.

The water level of Dharla and Brahmaputra rivers continues to rise due to rains and hill slopes. As a result, vast lowlands of the river basin have been inundated and boro paddy and vegetable fields have been submerged. 

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