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10,000 families marooned

Teesta crosses danger mark

WT24 Desk

LALMONIRHAT: As many as 10,000 families are marooned as low-lying and char lands of Teesta and Dharla rivers have been flooded by last four days’ downpour and onrush of water from upstream, Agencies report.

Water in Teesta was flowing above 2 centimeters of the danger level on Thursday.  

At 6am, the river’s water flow was recorded at 52.62cm in Dalia Point of Teesta River Barrage in Dimla upazila of Nilphamari.

Daily life of the residents of low-lying lands in Lalmonirhat sadar, Aditmari and Kaliganj upazilas has come into a crippling state.

Roads, market places and educational institutes got inundated in many parts.

Rush of water are posing threat to several embankments of Teesta banks in Hatibandha upazila.

A list of water hit people has been sent to the district office. They will be allocated aid, Hatibandha upazila relief and rehabilitation officer Ferdous Alam told Banglanews. 

Teesta Barrage Dalia part executive engineer Rabiul Islam told Banglanews that all of the water gates have been unlocked to control the water rush.

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