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Over 1 lakh marooned as flood situation in Kurigram worsens

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | 6:26 am | 60 times

More than one lakh people marooned as flood situation in Kurigram district deteriorated further due to the surge of major rivers caused by onrush of water from upstream and incessant rainfall.

Over one lakh people of 20 unions in six out of nine upazilas of the district is now under water, according to the local administration.

According to the local Water Development Board, the Dharla River was flowing 22 cm above its danger level at Setu point while the Brahmmaputra River was flowing 22 cm above its red mark at Chilmari point at 6 am on Saturday (June 18).

Besides, Teesta river water also increased at many points due to continuous rains.

The low-lying areas and char areas of Kurigram district went under water while many educational institutions have been closed due to flood.

Many people have taken shelter in high places including roads and embankments as flood water enters their dwelling houses.

Thousands of people in flood-hit areas are suffering from a shortage of food and drinking water for the last couple of days.

Besides, many roads were submerged in nine upazilas of the district, snapping road communication.

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