Teesta water is increasing, flooded in new areas

Staff Correspondent

13 July 2019, Sat
Published: 11:23

Teesta water is increasing, flooded in new areas

Water levels in the Teesta and Dharala rivers continued to rise owing to overnight rainfall, flooding new areas and prompting evacuation of residents 25,000 families remained marooned as 5 upazilas of Lalmonirhat district.

People of fifteen  villages from Hatibandha, Aditmari and Sadar upazilas in Lalmonirhat districts were cautioned to leave their villages.

In Lalmonirhat, 25,000 families remained marooned as many villages in 5 upazilas of the district went under water with the Teesta and Dharla continuing to swell.

Flood control dykes at many areas around the Teesta Barrage collapsed due to the onslaught of rain, the correspondent reports quoting Sub-Divisional Engineer Water Development Board (Lalmonirhat) Bajle Karim.

He said, ‘Water level in Teesta and Dharala rivers continues to rise. We are trying to check for dyke collapse by dumping geo bags at more vulnerable points on the Teesta river’s left bank.’

People in flood affected areas of the district are also suffering due to acute crisis of food, and drinking water.