Floods extend to northern district , 36 dead

Flood situation in Gaibandha

Flood situation in Gaibandha

Flood situation in the northern districts have worsened amid suffering of millions of marooned people as the water level of Jamuna and Brahmanputra rivers have continued to rise, said Water Development Board officials.

The death tolls due to flood related causes have also increased to 39 on Tuesday afternoon from 32 on Monday, according to control room of Department of Disaster Management.

Among the deceased victims, 17 people died in Dinajpur while six in Kurigram, five in lalmonirhat, five in Nilphamari, two in Chapainawabganj and one in Moulvibaazar, said DDM control room.

Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre said that although flood situation remained stable in Northern but more areas in the country’s middle areas were being flooded.

According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers were in the rising trend.

The Brahmaputra river might become steady in next 24 hours from Tuesday morning while the Jamuna river may continue rising in next 24 hours. However, the Ganges-Padma river might continue rising in next 72 hours.

The Surma-Kushiyara rivers were in the falling trend and they might continue falling in next 48 hours, said FFWC’s summery report.

When asked, FFWC’s executive engineer Md Sazzad Hossain told New Age that Teesta was improving while Dharla started to fall and flood situation in the northern regions remain stable.

As Jamuna and Padma water flow continue to raise, floods in the country’s middle regions particularly in Rajbari, Manikganjm Shariatpur and Munshiganj would be worsened, he said.