New areas flooded in Sirajganj

New areas flooded in Sirajganj
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The low-lying areas of five upazilas in Sirajganj were newly flooded as the water level of Jamuna river continued to rise due to heavy shower, reports UNB.

The water was flowing 70cm above the danger level at Kajipur point land at 45cm at Sirajganj point, said local Water Development Board deputy divisional engineer AKM Rafikul Islam.

“The flood can take devastating form if the water level continues to rise in such way," he said.

Many families are already trapped due to waterlogging and many took shelter at flood control embankments, he said.

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Most of the low-lying areas of Shahjadpur, Belkuchi, Chawhali, Kazipur and sadar upazilas went under water, he added.

A local farmer said they have no option but to cut down the jute plants early despite the fact that they would suffer loss.

Deputy commissioner’s office said they have distributed necessary relief materials in five upazilas.

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