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Flood-hit people face drinking water crisis

  • Published at 11:10 pm July 8th, 2017
Flood-hit people face drinking water crisis
People in flood-hit areas of the northern districts are passing their days in unspeakable misery, facing scarcity of drinking water and food. New areas have been inundated in Jamalpur and Bogra district with the Jamuna river continuing to flow above the danger-level at its vital bends in those two districts. Bogra The flood situation has already forced the administration to shut down 17 of the 36 education institutions in Kutubpur, Kamalpur, Chandanbaish, Karnibari, Kajla and Chaluabari unions under Sariakandi upazila. More than 3,000 families in those unions have been marooned for over the last few days. All the drinking water sources in those areas have been inundated and the transmission of water-born diseases can also be feared as the sanitation system has also been broken down. Bogra-1 MP Abdul Mannan started distributing the 50,000 tonnes relief rice allocated under his jurisdiction on Saturday. The Jamuna was flowing 20cm above the danger-mark at Sariakandi point. In Dhunot upazila, Radhanagar, Shaharbari, Shimulbari, Baishakhi, Bhutbari villages were among the newly inundated areas. Bogra Bangladesh Water Developmetn Board (BWDB) Sub-Assistant Engineer Harunur Rashid said the river was flowing 19cm above the danger-level in the upazila on Saturday. Jamalpur About 30,000 people have reportedly been marooned in Islampur, Sharishabari, Melandaha and Dewanganj upazilas over the last few days. However, no relief measure has been taken yet for those flood affected areas. Jamalpur Additional Deputy Commissioner Russel Sabrin said they had already asked the upazila nirbahi officers for sending the requirements of relief in their respective jurisdictions. The Jamuna was flowing 34cm above the danger-level at Bahadurabad point of the district on Saturday.
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