Flood situation remains static in Jamalpur, affects more people, crops

Two men are carrying sacks across a road amid currents of flood water at Amtali, Islampur in Jamalpur on 30 June 2020.
Two men are carrying sacks across a road amid currents of flood water at Amtali, Islampur in Jamalpur on 30 June 2020.Abdul Aziz
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The overall flood situation in Jamalpur though remained static but over 256,000 people and huge amount of crops have been affected, BSS reports.

District Relief and Rehabilitation Office sources said flood water affected 64,252 families comprising 256,172 people in 185 villages.

The worst hit villages are 52 in Islampur, 43 in Dewanganj, 17 in Madarganj, 11 in Bakshiganj, 35 in Sarishabari and 27 in Melandah upazila.

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According to Water Development Board, Jamuna river water rose by two centimetres and was flowing 86cm above the danger level at Bahadurabad ghat point during the last 24 hours till 12:00pm on Tuesday noon.

Deputy director, Department of Agriculture Extension Mohammad Aminul Islam said standing crops on 6,908 hectares of land have been submerged by the flood water.

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Dewanganj Upazila Nirbahi officer (UNO), Sultana Razia said flood water affected all the eight unions in the Upazila.

She said 173 families took shelters in four flood shelter centres. She said 20 tones rice was disbursed among the flood affected people.

District relief and rehabilitation officer Mohammad Nayeb Ali said so far three persons drowned in flood water and one died of snake bite in the last five days till Tuesday.

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