Moulavibazar, Jul 16 (UNB)- An estimated 50,000 people were stranded in the district as rivers continue to swell from incessant rain and onrush of water from upstream.
Monu, Dhalai and Kushiara rivers are flowing 85cm, 24cm and 53cm respectively above the danger level.
According to Moulavibazar Water Development Board, new areas were inundated after an embankment collapsed at Bishnupur village in Rahimpur union of Kamalganj upazila. Previously, Rampasha, Haktiarkhola, Ghoramara and other villages in the area were flooded after the collapse of an embankment.
Overflow of the Dhalai River waterlogged several villages including Pratapi, Jagannathpur, Jaganshala at Rahimpur union while 300 families were marooned in Khalilpur union.
People of five villages in Bilashpar area of Sreemangal upazila were marooned because of onrush of water from upstream. Flash flood also left hundreds of people in Rajnagar and Kamarchak union marooned.
According to District Administration office, 46,000 people are stranded across Moulavibazar.
Those affected by flood have been provided with 36 metric tons of rice and 1,000 packets of dried food. Two shelter centers have been opened in Sherpur of Sadar upazila.
Lalmonirhat, July 16 (UNB) – The flood situation showed signs of improvement on Tuesday as the water level of Teesta River receded.
It was flowing 10cm above the danger level at Doani point in the morning, down from 50cm on Monday evening, said Rabiul Islam, Executive Engineer at Dalia Point of Teesta Barrage.
Meanwhile, thousands of families were stranded as the Dharla and Ratnai rivers continued to flow above the danger level.
Communication was disrupted in the Char areas, causing immense sufferings to the locals. The lack of relief materials added to the sufferings.
Torrential rain in the last four days and excessive water from upstream led to the flooding of Dahagram of Patgram upazila, Saniajan, Goddimari, Sindurna, Patikapara, Dauabari, Singimari of Hatibandha upazila, Mohishkhocha of Aditmari upazila, Khuniagach, Rajpur, Gokunda, Kulaghat and Mogholghat of Sadar upazila.
Kulaghat Union Parishad Chairman Idris Ali said 3,000 people of his union were stranded.
Lalmonirhat Primary Education Officer Jahangir Alam told UNB that floods had forced 34 schools to shut down. They will be reopened after the water recedes, he said.
Lalmonirhat Deputy Commissioner Abu Jafor said the distribution of relief materials is going on.