Yamuna’s water rises and lower areas are flooded, thousands of families are stuck in water


Due to heavy rains and upstream flows, the water level of Yamuna river in Sirajganj has risen and flooded new areas. About 5,500 people of 1,276 families in 34 unions of five upazilas of the district have become waterlogged. They have suffered greatly.

On Friday (July 5) morning, the water of the Yamuna river is flowing at a height of 13.28 meters at the hard point of Sirajganj city. Which is 38 cm above the danger limit. At the same time, the water level of Yamuna at Meghai Ghat of Kazipur Upazila is at a height of 15.12 meters. Which is flowing over 32 meters above the danger zone.

In the afternoon, Sirajganj Water Development Board (PUBO) sub-divisional engineer Nazmul Islam confirmed this information and told Jago News that the water level in Jamuna river continues to rise due to upstream water pressure. The water is increasing by 15 to 20 cm every 12 hours. The water will continue to rise for the next two to three days. Due to this, there is a danger of further deterioration of the flood situation, he said.

Yamuna's water rises and lower areas are flooded, thousands of families are stuck in water

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Fazila Begum, an old woman of Hatpachil village in Sadar Upazila, told Jago News that the house was destroyed by the flood water and the children also went to distant villages. We two old people have no place to go and we are somehow surviving by making a tent on the bank of the river. It is very difficult in the rain, there is no food in the house.

Yamuna's water rises and lower areas are flooded, thousands of families are stuck in water

Meanwhile, district relief and rehabilitation officer Aktaruzzaman told Jago News that the relief distribution program has been undertaken among the flood victims, about 5,500 people of 1,276 families in 34 unions of Panch Upazila of the district have already been trapped in water. For this, 180 shelters have been opened in those areas. However, he said that no one has come to these shelters so far.

MA Malek/RH/ASM