Embankment in Bogra breaks, 50 villages flooded

Fifty villages have been flooded after an embankment at Bogra’s Sariakandi caved to Jamuna’s waters.

Bogra Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 29 August 2014, 08:23 AM
Updated : 29 August 2014, 11:03 AM

Flood water began rushing in through half a kilometer breach on the earthen wall at Raydaha on Thursday night.

The flood guard was seen falling apart from the start of the monsoon season but the cracks were blocked using sand bags.

But the Jamuna rose fiercely during the past two days before giving it a final blow.

“Jamuna was flowing 84 centimetre above the danger mark in these parts on Thursday,” said Bogra Water Development Board Executive Officer Nurul Islam Sarkar.

The gushing waters flooded Raydaha, Shekherparha, Koritala, Kutubpur, Doriparha and Dhunat over night.

The areas on the southern and western sides of Jamuna River at Raydaha were submerged, as the water kept rising.
Hundreds of acres of farmland were underwater at Dhunat, where new areas were being flooded almost daily.
Bogra-1 MP Abdul Mannan, who was present in his constituency, said emergency work to rehabilitate flood victims would begin soon.