Munshiganj floods worsen

The flood situation in Munshiganj has worsened amid continuing rain and rising river levels.

Published : 29 August 2014, 10:33 AM
Updated : 29 August 2014, 10:33 AM

The Padma is eroding its bank at an alarming rate.

According to the Water Development Board records at 9am Friday, Padma River was flowing at 20cm above the danger mark at the Bhaggyakul Point, Munshiganj Deputy Commissioner Saiful Hasan Badal said.

New areas in the district were flooded in the last 24 hours.

River erosion has increased at Kumarbhog, in the Louhajang Upazila, and Kamarkharha in the Tangibarhi Upazila.

The Kamarkharha Barail Primary School has been closed because of a serious erosion threat posed by the river.

DC Hasan, however, said other schools in the district were open.

By official count, 49 homes have disappeared into the river and 823 families have been partially affected by the flood.
The DC said medical teams were already working in the affected areas.
The government has allotted 100 tonnes of rice for the flood victims in the district and the district administration is spending Tk 230,000 in relief measures.