Flood: 4 die in Jamalpur
02:19 PM, August 18, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:18 PM, August 18, 2017

Flood: 4 die in Jamalpur

Fresh areas inundated in Rajshahi, Naogaon

Four people died in the inundated areas of Jamalpur this afternoon raising the flood toll to 48.  Also, fresh areas of the north have gone down under.

Also read: Immense sufferings, scanty response 

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The latest flood situation collected from our district correspondents are as follows:


Two people died in electrocution – Shahjada, 35, and Abdus Salam, 30, - in Islampur upazila around 1:30pm, Char Putimari Union Chairman Suruzzaman said.

A class VIII student Jubair Islam Joy, 14, drowned in Motherganj upazila around 1:00pm, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Kamruzzaman.

A child Ayesha, 13, drowned in Melanda upazila and her cousin Tapasi, 12, went missing along with her around 3:45pm, said Melanda Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mazharul Islam.


Body of a woman – Joynur Bibi, 45 – who went missing yesterday was recovered this morning, said Bagmara Police Station Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) Asaduzzaman.

Ten unions were freshly inundated in Bagmara and Mohanpur upazilas as the Water Development Board (WDB) embankments over the Fokinni and Atrai rivers were breached early today.


Flood worsened as nine out of 11 upazilas in the district, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting local WDB Executive Engineer Anwar Hossain.


Water levels of the Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers are receding while Dudh Kumar and Teesta are already flowing below the danger mark, said Kurigram Relief Officer Enamul Haque.

A total of 25,033 families have been taken to 194 flood shelters while 274 shelters have been submerged, he added.

Over 700 educational institutions remain closed due to the onrush of floods, said Swapan Kumar Sarkar, Kurigram district education officer.


There has been an improvement in the flood situation in the last 48 hours as the water levels of Punorbhaba and Atrai Rivers were receding, according to WDB charts.


The overall flood situation is improving as the water levels of the Jamuna have receded 14cm in the last 24 hours which is now flowing 137cm above the danger mark, said Syed Hasan Imam, executive engineer WDB of Sirajganj.


Water levels have receded in most of the submerged areas in the district amid scanty relief for nearly 1.27 lakh families, reports our local correspondent.

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