Published:  12:12 AM, 17 July 2017

Flood situation unchanged in northern three districts


Flood situation in Kurigram, Sirajganj and Lalmonirhat districts has remained unchanged while water of different rivers in the mid-region of the country is flowing above danger level.

According to reports from local correspondents, the Brahamaputra River was flowing above the danger mark, the Padma River 20 cm above the danger level and Arial Kha, Kumar and Madhumati Rivers also above their danger levels on Saturday. In Faridpur, the Padma River was flowing 20 cm above the danger level at Goalanda point, rising 16 cm within last 12 hours.

Arial Kha, Kumar and Madhumati rivers were also flowing above their danger levels on Saturday, said sources at the local Water Development Board office, reports UNB. WDB Deputy Assistant Engineer Jahirul Islam said, the water of the Padma River was rising rapidly. Following the recession of floodwater in the northern districts, the water started flooding the mid-region of the country, he said. In Kurigram, flood situation remained unchanged in the district as the Brahamaputra River was flowing above the danger mark though floodwater decreased slightly in some areas.

About 700 square kilometres area of the district were inundated by the floodwater, leaving 2.5 lakh people of 550 villages under 42 unions marooned for last 10 days. Academic activities at 193 educational institutions have remained halted due to flood.



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