The water level was at 13.9 at Kanaighat point in the morning decreasing from 14.8cm on Sunday evening.

Though the Kushiara river water at Fenchuganj point was flowing below the danger level on Sunday, it crossed the danger level by .06 point in the morning. The water is below the danger level at Sherpur point.

The water was seen stagnant in several areas of Sylhet in the morning and receded from some high areas. However, the low-lying areas are still inundated with neck-deep water in some areas. The situation in upscale Upashahar area in Sylhet is in a miserable condition. Most of the areas of Upashahar are under neck-deep water.

Besides, the flood situation in Companiganj, Gowainghat, Jaintiapur, Kanaighat, Dakshin Surma, Sylhet Sadar, Biswanath and other areas is still unchanged.

Sylhet district administration said some 230,632 people have taken shelter at 497 shelter centres. Besides, over 31,000 cattle have been taken shelter there.

Speaking to Prothom Alo, Sylhet deputy commissioner Md Mozibor Rahman said the distribution of relief is underway in the flood-hit areas and at the shelter centres. But it is not being possible to reach with the relief materials in all areas due to shortage of water transports, he added.

The deputy commissioner further said they have been increasing the number of shelter centres.

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