Several establishments including a health complex at Azimnagar Union devoured by the mighty River Padma. This photo was taken from Harirampur Char area in Manikganj on Sunday.
The flood situation in Brahmaputra River basin of four upazilas in the district deteriorated further as the water level has increased in the last 24 hours, ending at 9am on Sunday due to incessant rainfall and the rush of hilly waters from the upstream.
© Habibur Rahman / Eyepix Group/ Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing DHAKA, BANGLADESH- AUGUST 23, 2021: A man holds a polycarbonate sheet on the shore of the eroded bank of a river in munshiganj district, Some 53 km south west of capital Dhaka Bangladesh. Flooding caused by heavy rains and the onrush of water from Hills have seriously affected the villagers here.Munshiganj’s Dighi bank area adjacent to the river Padma on both sides of the terrible erosion is going on, Hundreds of families living along the river are losing their homes every day due to this collapse, so the people living nearby are breaking their houses and moving to other places. munshiganj ,bangladesh. On August 23, 2021 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo credit should read Habibur Rahman / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) sources said the water level of the Brahmaputra River increased by 5cm during the period and the river was flowing 5cm above its danger mark at Fulchharighat point of the district.
As a result, the chars located on the river basin areas of Sundarganj, Sadar, Fulchhari, and Shaghata upazilas of the district have been inundated and many char people have been marooned and are passing their days in misery. The low-lying areas located on the western side of the river were also inundated.
Abdus Salam Jakir, chairman of Kamarjani Union Parishad under Sadar upazila said with the rise of water level in the river, the river erosion has taken a serious turn at different points of the union and hundreds of houses of the union are submerged in the water creating untold suffering to the flood victims.
Some parts of the northern region on Sunday experienced flash floods because of the onrush of water from upstream areas in Indian while the flood situation in the central region of the country deteriorated after remaining unchanged for several days.
Earlier, the Water Development Board officials said that India opened 54 gates of Gajaldoba Barrage and issued flash flood alerts in adjacent areas a couple of days ago.
The Teesta Barrage authority in Bangladesh also opened 44 gates to tackle the pressure of gushing waters from the upstream areas.
Fresh areas of 85 villages in 16 upazilas in Rangpur division have already gone under water, leaving 90,000 people stranded.
BWDB officilas said on Saturday that the Teesta was flowing 6 centimetres above the danger level while the Dharala 30 centimetres.
The Bramhaputra River was flowing 20 centimetres above the danger level at Chilmari point on Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, the flood forecasting and warning centre in its report on Saturday said that flood at low lying areas of Kurigram and Gaibandha would deteriorate in next 24 hours.
The flood situation improved there over the last week.