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Lalmonirhat flood situation deteriorates; Thousands marooned

Published : Saturday, 12 August, 2017 at 12:21 PM Count : 341
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Lalamonirhat: Flood situation in the district has deteriorated again as the Teesta and Dharla rivers are overflowing due to onrush of water from the upstream and heavy rainfall in last 72 hours, leaving several thousand families marooned.

Water Development Board (WDB) officials said, Teesta is flowing 25 centimeters above its danger mark while Dharla 32 centimeters over the red level at 6am on Saturday.

At least 35 villages in four upazilas were submerged by the flood waters, sources said.

The flood control dyke at Etapota and Shiberkuti village areas in Sadar upazila is under threat of erosion.

The affected areas are Char Kulaghat, Char Kurul, Mogholhat, Rajpur, Khuniagach, Char Kalmati,  Char Boalmari, Char Gokunda, Char Milon Bazar villages in Sadar upazila, Kadomtola, Balapara, Char Gobordhan villages in Aditmari upazila, Jamirbari, Char Votmari, Mohisamuri, Char Kakina, Rudreshwar and villages in Kaliganj upazila and Char Doani, South Goddimari, Char Sindurna, Char Dawabari, Parulia in Hatibandha upazila, local sources said.

Patgram UNO Nur Kutubul Alam said, “At least 10 thousand people are affected by fresh flood. The situation will be improved if the onrush of water will not come from upstream."

Local sources said, Patgram Bus Stand, Fire Service Station, Burimari landport are submerged by water.

Export-import activities have been stopped at the landport in fear of road broken.

Besides, all government and primary schools are declared close due to flood situation.

MS/TF/LY (Updated)

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