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Lalmonirhat flood situation worsens; Red alert at Teesta barrage areas

Published : Sunday, 13 August, 2017 at 1:09 PM Count : 401
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Lalmonirhat: The flood situation in the district worsened further on Sunday due to continuous onrush of water from the upstream, leaving around two lakh people of five upazils marooned.

Water Development Board officials said, Teesta is flowing 65 cm above its danger mark. Dharla is flowing 108 cm above its danger mark.

Authority announced a red alart at Teesta barrage area. Flood bypass road collapsed at Dowanu area.

Flood control dyke at Etapota and Shiberkuti areas in Sadar upazila collapsed. As a result, 20,000 people marooned in the area.

At least 300 educational institutions shut down in the district, Lalmonirhat-Burimary highway and Railway under water. So, the rail communications were disrupted.

The two municipalities and most of the roads have been inundated and road links with five upazilas of the district have been partially snapped.

Around 80 per cent population of Burimari, Patgram, Dahagram, Shindhurna, Shingimari, Saniajan, Dauwabari, Goddimari, Durgapur, Mohishkhocha, Mogholhat, Kulaghat, Khuniagach, Gokunda and Rajpur unions are affected by the flood as onrush of water from the upstream amid less rainfall.

The communications with the remote areas remain suspended as the most of the roads went  under water.

Deputy Commissioner Shafiul Arif said, they were monitoring the situation and had asked the UNOs for distributing relief to the affected people.


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