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The Brahmmaputra River was flowing 46 centimetres above the danger level while the Dharla River was flowing 34 centimetres above the danger mark in the last 24 hours.

75,000 stranded as Kurigram rivers in spate

WT24 Desk

Some 75,000 people of 250 villages in Kurigram have been marooned as flood situation in the district continues to worsen with all the rivers still swelling, UNB reports.

The Brahmmaputra River was flowing 46 centimetres above the danger level while the Dharla River was flowing 34 centimetres above the danger mark in the last 24 hours.

Several establishments including four government primary schools were washed away by strong current while hundreds of houses entered the river’s gorge.

Abdul Mottalib, an official at the district relief and rehabilitation office, said 92 tonnes of rice and Tk8.75 lakh has been allocated for distribution among the flood affected people.

Besides, the road communications in the char areas are being disrupted due to the flooding for the swelling rivers. District Primary Education office sources said academic activities at 87 primary schools have been kept suspended for the flood situation while ten primary school buildings are bracing for the calamity.

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