New areas flooded as Jamuna continues to swell in Sirajganj

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1 July 2020, Wed
Published: 12:12

New areas flooded as Jamuna continues to swell in Sirajganj

The low-lying areas of five Upazilas in Sirajganj were newly flooded as the water level of Jamuna River continued to rise due to heavy shower, according to UNB reports

local Water Development Board Deputy divisional engineer AKM Rafikul Islam said to media that the water was flowing 70cm above the danger level at Kajipur point land at  45cm at Sirajganj point.

“The flood can take devastating form if the water level continues to rise in such way," he said that many families are already trapped due to waterlogging and many took shelter at flood control embankments.

Most of the low lying areas of Shahjadpur, Belkuchi, Chawhali, Kazipur, and Sadar Upazilas went underwater, he added.

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