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Chairmen of Barabhita, Bhangamor, Holokhana, Bhogdanga, Panchgachhi and Mughalbasa unions of Kurigram Sadar in Fulbari upazila of Kurigram said about 60,000 people have been marooned as fresh flood inundated low-lying areas.

According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), about 4,000 hectares of new Aman fields have been submerged. Almost 100 per cent Aman fields in 12 villages of Holokhana and Bhangamor unions are now under water as water entered through the damaged parts of the dam in Sardobe of sadar upazila.

Saidur Rahman, chairman of Bhogdanga union parishad in Kurigram sadar, said 80 houses in Char village of Jagmahan in his union have been washed away by the floos. Besides, around 10,000 people of Baraibari, Nankar, Satbhita, Pangarchar, Tennarbhita and Digdari villages of the union have been marooned.

Hundreds of houses and a school went into the gorge of Dharala, Teesta and Brahmaputra rivers as erosion has taken a serious turn recently.

Deputy commissioner Mohammad Rezaul Karim said the concerned department has been asked to assess the damages caused by the floods.

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