Dhaka, Bangladesh
Water-level of three rivers fall but still above danger mark

Water-level of three rivers fall but still above danger mark

News Desk MOULVIBAZAR, July 19: Waters of Monu, Kushiara and Dholai rivers passing through Moulvibazar district, are at present flowing above the danger mark, even after falling to some extent. About 50,000 families of Moulvibazar became affected as flood water entered the locality. Several hundred villages of Sadar, Rajnagar and Komolganj upazilas went under water following breach of protection dam of the rivers. Besides, houses, roads and croplands were also inundated. On the other hand, floodwater has entered the premises of about 50 educational institutions. Water Development Board (WDB) sources informed that Monu river of Moulvibazar was flowing 45 centimeters below danger level at Monu river railway bridge point and 84 centimeters above danger mark at Chadnighat point on Thursday. The river Dholai is flowing 44 centimeters below and Kushiara river at Sherpur point of Moulvibazar is flowing 54 centimeter above danger level. Earlier on Monday, Monu river of Moulvibazar was flowing at 76 centimeters and 97 centimeters above danger levels at railway bridge point while river Dholai river was flowing 9 centimeters and Kushiara river at Sherpur point were flowing 54 centimeters above danger marks. Meanwhile, WDB executive engineer Ranendra Shankar Chakravarty said, "Three breached places of river Dholai will be repaired after water recedes." (Inputs taken from UNB)

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