Jamuna River is flowing well above the danger level
Over 65,000 people have been stranded in the char areas of Sariakandi, Dhunat and Sonatala upazilas in Bogra as the water level of the Jamuna River continues to rise.
The water level was flowing 69cm above the danger level at Mathurapara point of Sariakandi as of 3pm on Friday.
According to the District Relief and Rehabilitation Office (DRRO), 98 villages under 14 unions of the upazila were flooded, affecting 65,380 people from 16,320 families along the Jamuna River.
Besides, 26 educational institutions and 348 hectares of croplands have also been submerged in the floodwater.
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In the affected areas, 170 tons of rice have been distributed so far.
Sariakandi Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Rasel Mia said 50,800 people from 12,700 families in nine unions of the upazila had been stranded due to the flooding.
In the affected areas, 60 tons of rice have been distributed and local MP Shahdara Mannan Shilpi is also offering financial assistance and other forms of support.
Meanwhile, there has been extensive damage throughout Chaluabari, Kajla, Karnibari, Bohail, Hatsherpur, Chandanbaisha, Kamalpur, Kutubpur, and Sadar unions under Sariakandi upazila as well.
A one-kilometer stretch of the embankment between Rouhadah and Ichhamara in Kamalpur Union has become vulnerable. Members of the Water Development Board threw soil-filled sacks in an attempt to protect it, officials said.