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FLOOD SITUATION

Lalmonirhat villages cry for relief

Situation deteriorates in Kurigram

Star Online Report
Flood affected people render their residences at Char Gobordhan of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat. Photo: STAR
Flood affected people render their residences at Char Gobordhan of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat. Photo: STAR

The condition of the marooned inhabitants in 40 villages of Lalmonirhat worsened as no reliefs, either government or private, reached to them yet till today.
Flood situation in Kurigram has been deteriorating gradually with the swell of water in Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers.
In Lalmonirhat, about 80 thousand people of the affected villages in Hatibandha, Aditmari, Kaliganj, Patgram and Sadar upazilas are staying in a rigorous condition without sufficient food and drinking water, reports our district correspondent on Friday.
Meanwhile, the water of Teesta River was flowing five centimetres (cm) above the danger mark at Teesta Barrage point in Dowani area, said Bangladesh Water Development Board sources.
“We are living in an inhumane situation; we need immediate relief including dry food,” said Nadirul Islam, 55, a stranded resident of Char Sholmari village in Kaliganj upazila.
A letter to the ministry seeking special allotment of 100 metric tonnes rice and Tk 10 lakh for the flood affected people has been sent but no response was made yet, Nadim Sarowar, district relief and rehabilitation officer (DRRO) (additional charge) told the correspondent.
In Kurigram, flood situation remains unchanged as water of the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark.

This photo taken on August 22, 2014 shows partial view of the flood affected Chirakhawa Char of Jatrapur union under Kurigram Sadar upazila. Photo: STAR
This photo taken on August 22, 2014 shows partial view of the flood affected Chirakhawa Char of Jatrapur union under Kurigram Sadar upazila. Photo: STAR

About 250 shoals at 53 unions of the district have been inundated and 15 hectares of paddy, seed-bed and vegetable fields have gone under water.

Published: 12:14 pm Friday, August 22, 2014

Last modified: 9:39 pm Friday, August 22, 2014

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