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Flood situation worsens as 1 lakh people marooned in Sirajganj

Flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened as Jamuna River continues to swell above the danger level leaving at least one lakh people marooned.

The Jamuna is flowing 61 cm above the danger level in Sirajganj, deputy-assistant engineer Zakir Hossain of the Water Development Board told UNB on Thursday.

Sirajganj Sadar, Shahzadpur, Kazipur, Chowhali and Belkuchi have been the hardest hit upazilas, he added.

As usual, low-lying areas and croplands have mostly been affected by the flood.

A huge portion of croplands has also been submerged adding to the miseries of the flood-hit people.

Hundreds of families have taken shelter on higher grounds where they are living a miserable life with shortage of food and other basic necessities, according to UNB correspondent who visited the area.

Sources at Water Development Board told UNB that the situation may even deteriorate as water level in Jamuna is likely to rise in the next few days.

Meanwhile, the district administration has already started an operation to rescue the stranded people and distribute food among the affected people.

An amount of 140 metric tons of rice has been provided to the needy, sources at the DC office confirmed.

Source: United News of Bangladesh