Over 700,000 marooned as flash floods wreak havoc in Bangladesh


Dhaka, July 14

Flash floods triggered by incessant rainfall have left over 700,000 folks marooned in Bangladesh, whereas inundating lots of of villages and pushing the water ranges of 14 rivers above the hazard degree, in keeping with the media studies.

The total flood state of affairs in Bangladesh has worsened in lots of districts within the nation’s north and north-eastern areas, inflicting immense struggling to folks.

A complete of 14 rivers have been flowing above the hazard degree on Monday, in keeping with the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

In Jamalpur, Kurigram and Gaibandha, greater than 500,000 folks have been left marooned till Tuesday morning as contemporary areas have been flooded, leaving folks and home animals in a disaster state of affairs, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

In Jamalpur, the Brahmaputra, referred to as Jamuna in Bangladesh, was flowing 99 centimetres above the hazard mark at Bahadurbad level, it mentioned.

The floods triggered by incessant rains left round 300,000 folks marooned in 30 unions and 4 municipalities.

Floodwater started to recede after the primary section of the flood when it had marooned round 400,000 folks in 49 unions and eight municipalities in Jamalpur.

However, the flood state of affairs once more intensified up to now few days, the report mentioned.

In Kurigram, round 200,000 folks have been marooned and the low mendacity areas within the basin of 4 foremost rivers within the district have been flooded, it mentioned.

Arif-ul-Islam, the manager engineer of Kurigram Water Development Board (WDB), informed the Dhaka Tribune that the Brahmaputra river would proceed to rise till the following 48 hours however Teesta and Dharla would start to recede.

“The district administration has allocated 100 tonnes of rice and 1,800 packets of dry food and those are being distributed among the flood-affected people,” mentioned Mokhlesur Rahman, district’s aid and rehabilitation officer Gaibandha.

In Gaibandha, over 1.2 lakh folks have been affected because of the flood because the Teesta, Brahmaputra and Ghaghat rivers have been flowing above the hazard degree on Monday.

“Water level of these three rivers will increase in the next two days,” Rahman informed The Daily Star.

Hundreds of households dwelling within the Teesta Barrage space have been evacuated, mentioned Hafizul Islam, sub-divisional engineer of WDB at Teesta Barrage.

In Bogura, over 80,000 folks have been hit by the flood because the Jamuna was flowing 46 cm above the hazard degree on the Sariakandi Mathurapara level on Monday, the report mentioned.

Over one lakh folks, who have been hit onerous by the primary section of the flood a number of days in the past, have been marooned once more, it mentioned. PTI



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