4 lakh people fall victims to flood in Jamalpur
JAMALPUR, July 17: Flood situation in the district is worsening continuously with the rise of water level in the Jamuna River.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Office sources said 1,415 flood-hit families took shelter in 28 shelters.
With the rise in water level, over 4 lakh people in the district became victims of flood.
A total of 52 unions out of 68 in all the seven upazilas of the district have been affected by flood. Besides, four municipality areas were also flooded.
Bangladesh Water Development Board sources said during the last 24 hours, water flow in the Jamuna rose by 21 cm and the river was flowing 161 cm above danger mark at Bahadurabad ghat point till 12pm on Wednesday.
Department of Agriculture Extension sources said standing crops on 13,645 hectares of land, including Aush paddy on 3,492 ha, T-Aman seedbeds on 1,659 ha, jute on 5,177 ha, vegetables on 3,025 ha, banana groves on 97 ha, sugarcane on 5 ha, summer maize on 25 ha, and chilli on 175 ha went under flood water in the district.
Education office sources said 454 primary schools, 106 high schools, 51 madrasas and 23 colleges have been shut due to flood in the district.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Office sources said 650 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 9.5 lakh have been allocated for distribution among the flood victims.