Flood affects 40 villages in Sherpur
SHERPUR, July 13: Monsoon flood triggered by heavy rainfall and onrush of hilly water inundated 40 villages under Jhinaigati upazila in Sherpur district leaving 5,000 families marooned.
Officials and representatives of local government bodies said that several hundreds of houses, roads and other infrastructures have been completely or partially damaged alongside standing crops of vast tract of lands, which went under water. Farmed fish of over 100 ponds were washed away, they added.
Flood situation in Sherpur district may deteriorate further, if monsoon rains are likely to prolong, the Met Office sources said.
Low-lying areas in the district were flooded as water levels in the major rivers rose sharply, Nobokumar Chowdhury, executive engineer of Water Development Board of Nilphamari said.
Upazila Agriculture Officer Md Humayun Kabir said Aman paddy, vegetable and other crops on vast tract of land have been submerged by floodwater.