BSS-39 80 villages inundated in Bogura





80 villages inundated in Bogura

BOGURA, July 14, 2019 (BSS) – Flood has inundated a total of 80 villages in Bogura district, causing immense sufferings for people.

Azahar Ali Mandal, an official of district administration, said, “Low-lying areas at 80 villages in Bogura district were flooded as the water level in the Jamuna river is increasing gradually due to onrush of water from the upstream.”

Standing crops on 568 hectares of land in Sariakandi and Sonatali upazilas went under water, Azahar said adding, “Nearly 60,000 people were badly affected by the flood and a large number of houses partially or completely damaged.

A total of 23 educational institutions under Sonatali and Sariakandi upazilas were shut down due to floodwater, he added.

Sources at the district administration said a total of 100 tonnes of rice and 1,000 packets of dry foods were distributed among flood-hit people in Sariakandi upazila.

He said all necessary initiatives have already been taken to face flood in the district.

Alongside taking initiatives to check damages of embankments, adequate relief materials are in stock to deal any catastrophic situation.

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