Floods cause Bangladesh Northern Part Devastation
The north part of Bangladesh is affected by a sudden flood. The people are in great distress in the district of Kurigram due to the unusual rising water in the Dharla River.
Intense currents of water destroyed roads in Thakurgaon. Besides this, water levels of the Brahmaputra, the Ghaghat, the Karatoya, and the Jamuna have decreased. On the other side, water has suddenly increased in the Teesta River.
The flood situation in Sirajgonj and Jamalpur remains unchanged. Two children and young men died in Jamalpur due to flood and electrostatic.
The water of the Brahmaputra and the Dharla rivers is still flowing over the danger level in Kurigram. Although the river’s water level has decreased in the last two days, the water level of the Dharla river has increased by 25 cm yesterday and is flowing over the danger level.
As a result, the flood situation is feared to deteriorate. However, the Water Development Board said that after a day or two, rising water would continue to decrease. That is why the flood situation may deteriorate.
Mr. Ariful Islam, Executive Engineer, BWDB, Kurigram, said that in the last 24 hours, the water level of the Dharla River had risen to 53 cm. The water level of Brahmaputra was 42 cm above the danger level at Chilmari point.
The water level of the Dudhkumar River was 37 cm above the danger level at Nunkhawa point. He said the water level is likely to rise abnormally from July 8, 2020.
The water of all the rivers has increased a lot due to the incessant rains all day long and the entrance of water from upstream. Due to incessant rains, the misery of the people sheltered on the roads and dams has increased.
Two people, including a child, drowned in floodwaters at separate places in Jamalpur, and two youths were electrocuted. Madarganj Upazila Executive Office, Aminul Islam informed that Kamal Mia, son of Delwar Hossain of Berabetaga village in Jorkhali union of Madarganj, went to cut jute near his house on 3rd July morning.
Kamal Mia went missing after being swept away by the floodwaters. Later, at around 10 am, his body was found floating near the jute field. On the other hand, Fakhir Ali’s son Ekhlach and late Bodi Mia’s son Arif got electrocuted while trying to open the irrigation pump’s power line, which was submerged in the floodwaters in Amtali area of the Upazila on the same day.
When the locals rescued them and took them to Madarganj Upazila Health Complex, the doctor on duty declared them dead.
On the other hand, Bakshiganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer ASM Jamshed Khandaker said that three-year-old Jisan, son of Iran Mia of Kagmaripara area of Bakshiganj was playing near his house on Friday morning. At one point, he fell into the floodwaters. Later, the body of baby Jisan floated in the water.
After several days of continuous rain, the paved road in Jalali Mouza of Baragaon Union of Thakurgaon Sadar Upazila was washed away by the flow of water.
Five thousand people of Jalali and Araji Mouzas have found it extremely difficult to move. It can be seen that there was a culvert, but the culvert was closed two years ago due to the construction of a house of an influential local person. A few days of heavy rain caused floods in the area.
As there is no drainage system, the water flows over the paved road, and the flow breaks the road on the opposite side of the water.
The Water level of Brahmaputra, the Ghaghat, and the Karatoya rivers in Gaibandha have been decreasing for four consecutive days. But yesterday the water of the Teesta started rising again. According to the Gaibandha Water Development Board, Brahmaputra’s water has decreased by 7 cm and the water of Ghaghat by 6 cm in 24 hours.
However, the Brahmaputra is still flowing 66 cm above the danger line and the Ghaghat 31 cm above the danger line. On the other hand, the water level of the Karatoya has decreased by 10 cm, and the water level of the Teesta has suddenly reduced by 16 cm. However, the Karatoya and the Teesta are still flowing far below the danger line.
The flood situation in the Sirajganj district has remained unchanged even though the water level of the Jamuna has decreased slightly.
More than 1.5 lakh people in 217 villages are still stranded due to the floods. Despite living a dehumanized life, no help has yet reached these families. According to the local people’s representatives, various vegetables, including paddy, jute, Kaun, and nuts, have been destroyed.
The lower lands of Tongibari and Louhjong Upazilas of Munshiganj have been inundated due to the pressure of upstream water. At the same time, severe erosion of the Padma has started at Dighirpar Kamar Khara on the Padma banks.
Hundreds of houses in Kandipara and Yashaldia villages of the Medinimondal Union of Lohajang have been flooded. Hundreds of houses, along with agricultural lands, are being washed away by the Padma river’s erosion at its upstream water.
The Water Development Board is throwing sand-filled geo-bags on an emergency basis to prevent erosion. investigation.”
Source: Bangladesh Protidin