Water of River Jamuna flowing above danger level

12 Jul 2017, 12:40

NTV Online

The flood situation in five upazilas—Kazipur, Shahzadpur, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Sadar—in Sirajganj has taken a serious turn following the rise in water level of the Jamuna River, worsening the woes of the flood-affected people.

Fresh areas went under water as the Jamuna water was flowing 61cm above the red mark at 9:00am Wednesday.

Several hundred acres of cropland were inundated by the floodwater.

Moreover, in Jamalpur, six unions of Islampur, Dewanganj, Madarganj and Sarishabari upazilas newly went under water as the Jamuna River was flowing 78cm above the danger level at Bahadurabad Ghat point.

Besides, 77 hectares of seedbeds, 133 hectares of Aus paddy and 449 hectares of vegetable fields were inundated by the floodwaters in Islampur, Dewanganj and Sarishabari upazilas, said Abu Hanif, training officer at the local Department of Agricultural Extension office.

The local administration has, meanwhile, allocated 130 tonnes of rice, Tk 2.2 lakh in cash and 2,000 dry foods for the flood hit people in four upazilas of the district.

77 medical teams have been formed so far, said Civil Surgeon Dr Md Mushair-ul-Islam (Ratan) adding that a team is working in each union.

District Education Officer (Secondary) of Jamalpur Mokhlesur Rahman said second terminal examinations have been postponed at 29 high schools and madrasas in six upazilas of the district.

Some 119 government primary schools were declared shut down in the six upazila for flood waters, said district primary education officer Mohammad Shahidul Islam.