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Many villages in Bhogdanga union of Kurigram district sadar gone under Dharla river water. file photo

50,000 marooned in Kurigram

WT Desk

Thousands of people have been marooned as the water level in the Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers swelled further on Friday due to the onrush of water from hills and incessant rainfall for the last few days in Kurigram, reports UNB.

Local said low-lying areas in 25 unions under Sadar, Bhurungamari and Nageshwari upazilas were flooded, leaving 50,000 people marooned.

Officials at Bangladesh Water Development Board said the Dharla river was flowing 28cm above its danger level.

Also, the water level in the Brahmaputra went up by 35cm, while in Dudhkumar by 32cm and in Teesta 25cm during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 10 villages in Sadar upazila went under water after a dam in Halokhana Sarodoba area collapsed.

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