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Teesta flows above danger mark in Lalmonirhat

Staff Correspondent
20 Oct 2021 11:38:36 | Update: 20 Oct 2021 13:54:18
Teesta flows above danger mark in Lalmonirhat
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As many as 10,000 families have been marooned in Lalmonirhat due to the sudden surge in the Teesta River water.

The water rose alarmingly since Tuesday night due to the onrush of water from upper catchment, and opening of floodgates at the Gajaldoba barrage in India, reports Amader Shomoy.

The Water Development Board on Wednesday said the Teesta is flowing 60cm above the danger mark at Dalia point in Nilphamari.

The surge of water inundated the low-lying areas of Patgram, Hatibandha, and Kaliganj upazilas of the district, leaving 10,000 families marooned and submerging several thousand hectares of croplands.

WDB Executive Engineer Ashfauddaula told Amader Shomoy that 44 floodgates at the Teesta barrage in Bangladesh have been opened to tackle the pressure of water.

“People of the riverine areas have been asked to move to a safe place,” he added.