Flood situation worsens in Naogaon

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NAOGAON, Aug 17, 2017 (BSS) – The flood situation has worsened as nine out of 11 upazilas in the district have been inundated by floodwater.

Officials of Water Development Board said Chhoto Jamuna river was flowing 82cm above danger level and Atrai river 208cm above danger level.

District flood control officials said about 349 villages of 60 unions have been left marooned by floodwater in the district.

Apart from this, standing crops on 40,000 hectares of land went under
water.

Deputy Commissioner Dr M Aminur Rahman said the district administration is trying its level best to mitigate the sufferings of flood victims.

District administration is distributing relief materials among the flood-affected people of nine upazilas.

The deputy commissioner said the district administration has already
distributed about 99 tonnes of rice among flood-affected people.

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