Rail communication of Dinajpur with Dhaka suspended due to flood in Bangladesh
09:34 AM, August 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:32 PM, August 14, 2017

Flood snaps Dinajpur’s rail link with Dhaka

Rail communication of Dinajpur with Dhaka remained suspended since this morning due to flood triggered by heavy rains and fresh onrush of water from upstream.

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Train service of Dinajpur and Thakurgaon was suspended as rail tracks between Chinirbandar upazila and Parbatipur Railway Station went under water, reports our local correspondent.

In the last two days, train service in Kurigram and Panchagah-Dinajpur route was suspended as water washed away soil and stones from the rail tracks in Panchagarh.

Meanwhile, the continuous rainfall and onrush of water from upstream have raised the water levels of most of the rivers in the Meghna, Brahmaputra and Ganges basins, submerging most of the northern and northeastern parts of the country.

Over the next few days, the water levels will keep rising as India's northeastern states will see “heavy to very heavy” rains, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh and Indian Met office.

Already, flash floods claimed lives of 12 people, including six children, in different districts yesterday.

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