Sudden rise in Jamuna water-level leaves Sirajganj people perplexed
As flood-affected people start returning home from cyclone centres and embankments in Sirajganj district, water levels in the river Jamuna is rising again.
Meanwhile, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre forecast rain in next two weeks, which left the people here perplexed.
According to Sirajganj Water Development Board, the water is flowing 36cm below the danger level at Sirajganj point which increased by 19cm in last two days.
Abdul Mazed, of Sadar upazila, said he returned home two days ago. But, he had to go back to embankment to take shelter for sudden rise in water flow.
District relief and rehabilitation officer Abdur Rahim said though they started to make a list of flood affected people, flood of fourth phrases hampered their work. They need one more week to prepare the list.
Flood water left around five and a half lakh people marooned in the district.
Around 733 people, including women and children, in six upazilas of the district were affected by diarrhea and since January, 27 people died from snake bite or drowning in water.
Sirajganj civil surgeon Dr Jahidul Islam told Daily Observer that since the beginning, a total of 93 medical teams are working in flood affected areas. Moreover,antivenom vaccines were provided to Sirajganj General Hospital for the patients with snake-bite.