Jamuna flows 68 cm over danger level; 231 sq km flooded in Manikganj
Published: 09:46 PM, 21 July 2020 Updated: 11:09 PM, 21 July 2020
In Manikganj, the water level of Jamuna river has risen by 7 cm and is flowing at 68 cm above the danger level. An area of 231 sq km of the district has been inundated due to water upsurge in the Jamuna river within a few days.
Water Development Board surveyor Faruq Ahmed said this on Tuesday morning.
He said that until the morning, the water at Aricha Point of Jamuna River was flowing at 61 cm above the danger level. At 9 o'clock in the morning, it rose by 7 cm to 68 centimeters. Due to this, the water in the tributary rivers in the district is also increasing. At the same time, new areas are being flooded.
It is learned, that waterlogged people of almost all the upazilas including Harirampur, Shibaloy and Daulatpur are suffering from a severe crisis of food, fuel, and clean water. Many have left their homes and taken refuge in high places. The sticking crisis of cattle-food has added extra sufferings on the flood-cursed people.
Manikganj DC SM Ferdous said 231 sq km area of the district has been inundated as the water level of Jamuna River continues to rise. Besides, corps in the 13,539 hectares of land have been submerged. There are 1300 packets of dry food, 20 metric tons of rice, Tk 250,000 cash, Tk 200,000 for baby food and Tk 200,000 for cattle feed have been kept in stock for flood victims.