Flood situation deteriorated in Kurigram 50 thousand people marooned

Staff Reporter, Kurigram ;: 193 Time View :
Update : Friday, September 3, 2021

Al the 16 Rivers which are flowing over Kurigramdistrct are swelling further. Water level of the Dharla River was flowing 41cm above danger mark at Dharla bridge point and the Brahmaputra River 50cm above danger mark at Chilmari point at 3pm on Friday, WDB officials said.

Flood situation of Ulipur,Chilmari,Roumari and Char Rajibpurupazila have deteriorated further.The flood victims took shelter to their respective relatives houses as well as on flood control embankment and leading their days in a hardship leaving their houses as those are flood affected. Scarcity of Food, Sanitation and pure drinking water is prevailing there. Fodder crisis is acute causing the cattle owners are frustrated due to vast tract of grazing fields went under flood water.

Fresh areas in these areas are being inundated and about 50 thousand people are marooned, public representatives said.

Deputy Director of KurigramKhamarbari agriculturist MojurulHaque said 28000 hectares of RopaAman, Vegetables and seedlings field have gone under flood water.

Kurigram District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer(DRRO) Abdul Hye said more than four hundred families of 13 unions under five upazilas in all the nine upazilas are marooned.

Chairman of Hatia union under Ulipurupazila BM Abul Hossain said three hundred families in his union are flood affected.

Ulipurupazila chairman and also valiant Freedom Fighter Golam Hossain Montu said about 30 thousand people in eight unions of his upazila are marooned.

Kurigram Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Rezaul Karim said flood victims are transferred to flood shelters and necessary measures of pure drinking water and mobile latrines are being taken. In addition 280MT rice and 12 lac 50 thousand taka in cash have started for distribution.

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