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Flood situation deteriorates in 4 districts

12 July 2017, 3:40:00

The overall flood situation in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Sirajganj and Jamalpur districts has deteriorated further following the gushing water from the upstream and incessant rains.

The floodwaters have flooded fresh areas of the four districts, halting academic activities at hundreds of educational institutions, reports UNB.

The water levels of all the rivers, including Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla, Jamuna and Dudhkumar in the three districts continued to rise due to the onrush of water and heavy downpour.

The flood stroke more than one lakh people in four upazilas of Lalmonirhat, over 1.7 lakh people of 250 villages under five upazilas of Kurigram, more than one lakh people in Sirajganj district and one lakh inhabitants in Jamalpur.

In Lalmonirhat, over one lakh people of the Teesta basin were trapped in floodwaters.

At least 36 villages of 16 unions under Hatibandha, Kaliganj, Aditmari and Sadar upazilas remained under water for the past four days.

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