Flooding improvesStaff Correspondent
Flooding in the country improved with some incidents of erosion in places in the north in 24 hours till 6:00am on Sunday, officials said.
The Water Development Board in Dhaka said that major rivers and their tributaries marked both rise and fall during the period and all rivers but the Jamuneswari were flowing below danger mark.
Jamuneswari was flowing 21cm above danger mark at the Badarganj point in Rangpur after it had fallen 22cm at the place.
The rivers that are monitored by the Water Development Board increased at 26 points, fell at 45 points and remained steady at two points.
Flood-affected people of different areas said that waterborne diseases had broken out in many places and they were suffering in the absence of relief work, healthcare services and fodder for their animals.
Water level of major rivers in Kurigram increased slightly in 24 hours till 3:00pm on Sunday and river erosion was going on in many points making a huge number of people homeless, the New Age correspondent in the district said quoting the local WDB control room.
Most of the rural roads have also been damaged and water level decreased at Nayarhat of Chilmari.
Shaheber Alga union at Ulipur has been the worst affected area as the water level of the River Brahmaputra was increasing. Flood
victims took shelter in their relatives’ houses and on high land, local union council chairman Abdul Baten said.
The Brahmaputra is eroding land at Munshipara, Baraber, Naosala, Nayarchar, Masterpara and Beparipara, local people said.
River erosion rendered at least 90 families homeless in about a week at Ashtamirchar, local UP chairman Sohrab Hossain said.
The correspondent in Narsingdi said severe erosion was taking place along the bank of the Meghna in remote char areas of Roypura and the district headquarters.
Fifty houses at Char Modhua and Birchar Modhua were eroded in about a fortnight and 200 families of Palashtali became homeless.
According to WDB sources in Dhaka, the Karatoya marked a sharp rise by 71cm at Chak Rahimpur, the Chhota Jamuna by 80cm at Naogaon and the Atrai by 92cm at Mahadebpur in the period and they were flowing 123cm, 169cm and 116cm below danger mark at the points at 6:00 am on Sunday.
The Dharla was flowing below danger mark by 21cm at Kurigram and the Brahmaputra by 98cm at Noonkhawa, by 88cm at Chilmari and 55cm at Phulchhari at 6:00am on Sunday.
The Jamuna was flowing below danger mark by 28cm at Bahadurabad, 41cm at Sariakandi and 76cm at Sirajganj while the Ghaghat was flowing 64cm below its danger mark at Gaibandha.
The Teesta was flowing below danger mark by 152cm at Kawnia, 60cm at Dalia and 124cm at Sundarganj while the Punarbhaba was flowing below danger mark by 78cm at Dinajpur, the Upper Atrai by 72cm at Bhushirbandar at 6:00am on Sunday.
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