Flood-hit char people moving to high lands in Bogura
About 12,000 people of 25 char lands in Bogura are rushing toward high lands areas for taking shelter as flood situation has worsened further in the district.
Char lands including low-lying areas of Sariakandi and Dhunat upazilas inundated as water level is increasing in the Jamuna River due to upstream water from the hilly areas.
The river was flowing 67 cm above danger level at 3.00pm on Tuesday in Bogura, said WDB executive engineer Md Mahbubur Rahman.
According to Sariakandi upazila office source people in 25 char areas have been suffering from the fresh flood, houses and cultivated lands of them went under water. They are now going to flood control embankment areas to have a safer place for shelter.
The marooned people were seen leaving their houses boarding on boats and took essential assets including domestic animals with them.
Twelve villages in Dhunat upazila inundated, said WDB office.
Department of Agriculture Extension deputy director said flood water already submerged paddy, jute and other crops in Dhunat upazila, causing a huge loss to farmers.
Sariakandi upazila agriculture officer Abdul Halim said about 5,020 hectares of jute and 2,377 hectares of paddy , 56 hectares of paddy seed , 15 hectares of maize and two hectares of green chilli inundated in char areas of the upazila.
The upazila project implementation officer Sarwar Alam said helpless people of char areas including Chandanbaisha, Kajla, Kamalpur, Chaluabari, Karnibari in the upazila already taken shelter in different high land areas to escape the flood crisis.
A total of 13,000 families affected badly till now in the upazila, he added.