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Brahmaputra crosses danger level in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Water level of the Brahmaputra crossed

its danger mark today morning inundating the river basin including chars

areas.

According to sources, water level of other three major rivers Ghagot,

Karotoa and Teesta flowing through the district rose sharply in last 24 four

hours till 9 am on Sunday.

The officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) here said the

water level in the Brahmaputra rose by 12 cm and in Ghagot 17 cm, in Karatoa

21 cm and in Teesta 5 cm during the period.

Brahmaputra was flowing 02 cm above its danger level at Fulchharighat

point of the district today morning.

Ghagot was flowing 23 cm below the danger mark at New Bridge Road point

of the district town, the Karotoa 174 cm at Katakhali Bridge point of

Gobindaganj uapzila and the Teesta 129 cm this morning.

With the rise of water level in the Brahmaputra, the river basin areas of

Sundarganj, Sadar, Fulchhari and Saghata upazila had been inundated and the

standing crops particularly jute and the vegetables went under flood water.

With the rise of water level in the river, the erosion took serious turn

at many places along the western side of the river including Kapasia,

Kamarjani, Gidari, Urya, Gozaria, Shaghata and Holdia unions creating immense

sufferings and much anxiety.

Executive Engineer of BWDB Mahbubur Rahman said as the Brahmaputra was

flowing over its danger mark, the officials and the employees had been kept

alert to protect the embankment.

As the Ghagot was flowing just below its danger level, security measures

have been tightened at the town protection embankment so that no vested

quarters could cut the embankment which may cause immense sufferings to the

Gaibandha municipality, he added.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Goutam Chandra Pal said the district

administration is ready with relief materials and manpower to address the

flood situation in the district.

The DC added they are monitoring the situation closely and briefing the

higher authority concerned about the latest situation.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)