Flood situation in Lalmonirhat has turned grim as water level of Teesta river rose by nine centimetres in 12 hours till this morning.
The river is now flowing 34cm above the danger level at Teesta Barrage point in Dowani area of Hatibandha upazila, according to the sources at Bangladesh Water Development Board.
"The water level of Teesta is increasing alarmingly due to onrush of water from upstream across the border," said Al-Mamun, sub-divisional engineer of the BWDB in Lalmonirhat.
The water of Dharla and eight other small rivers in the district has also increased this morning, inundating fresh areas.
The low-lying areas of 80 villages in five upazilas of the district remained waterlogged due to continuous downpour and the onrush of water from upstream for the last two weeks.