Safe water crisis grips flood-hit districts

15 Jul,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Thousands of flood-affected people have been left without pure drinking water, food, shelter and sanitation in Jamalpur, Faridpur, Sirajganj, Kurigram and Bogra as water continued to rise in the five districts on Friday.

The flood situation has, meanwhile, improved significantly in Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts.

According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, most of the low-lying areas of Sadar and Rajbari upazilas of Faridpur were submerged by the gushing water as the Padma River was flowing 4 cm above the danger level on Friday, said sources at the local Water Development Board office.

Chairman of North Channel Union Parishad in Sadar upazila Mostakur Rahman said many people living in the shoal areas could not move to safe places as the water was rising rapidly.

WDB Deputy Assistant Engineer Jahirul Islam said the floodwater is entering the country’s midland after flooding the northern region. “As a result, many rivers of the Faridpur region were flowing above their danger levels.”

Several unions were inundated in Sadar, Charbhadrasan, Sadarpur and Alfadanga upazilas, he added.

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