Flood situation worsens in Sariakandi

20 Sep,2018

The flood situation in Sariakandi of Bogura worsens as water level on River Jamuna continued to rise on Thursday.

The river was flowing 21 centimetres above the danger mark in the morning, four centimetres more than the previous day’s record.

But after 3:00pm, the water level reduced by three centimetres, said Water Development Board executive engineer at Bogura Hasan Mahmud.

Villagers on the river bank are taking shelter to flood control embankment and other dry places and some went to homes of their relatives.

Standing crops on around 615 hectares of land have been affected. Classes at 21 primary schools and three secondary schools have been suspended for the flood, said Sariakandi agriculture officer Shahaduzzmand and education officer Rafiqul Alam.

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