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New areas flooded in Sirajganj as Jamuna water rises to 146km

16 Aug 2017, 14:05

NTV Online

Sirajganj: The flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened following a rise in the Jamuna water level on Wednesday morning.

‘The Jamuna River was flowing 146 centimetres above the danger level at Sirajganj point at 6:00am,’ said executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) in Sirajganj Syed Hasan Imam.

Fresh areas were inundated as water level of the Jamuna River had risen by 19 centimetres in the last 24 hours, he added.

Low-lying areas of Sadar, Kajipur, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Shahjadpur upazilas remained submerged by Jamuna water since on Tuesday.

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