Floodwater has started receding in six northern districts as water level in the Brahmaputra and Teesta basin decreased, but swollen Bangali River has ripped through at least 30 villages in Bogura.
More than 2,000 flood affected people have fled from their homes and taken shelter on embankments under open sky. The newly flood battered areas in Bogura district are Sonatola, Shibganj, Gabtoli, Sariakandi, Dhunat and Sherpur.
As water recedes, the crisis of food and drinking water has been turning acute.
“We have provided relief materials to 2.5 lakh people so far,” Bogura Deputy Commissioner (DC) Faiyez Ahamed told the press.
Meanwhile, situations have improved in other areas of the district as well as in five other northern regions – Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha and Sirajganj.
Kurigram and Gaibandha are the worst victims of flood this monsoon with a total of 13 lakh displaced people. Local administrations have accommodated them at temporary flood shelters. However, many people have taken refuge on embankments and highways.
“We have accommodated nearly 75,000 people while the total affected is around 5.14 lakh,” Deputy Commissioner of Gaibandha Abdul Matin said. According to the government estimation, more than 8.50 lakh people have been battered by flood this tear.
According to the Department of Agricultural Extension, flood has submerged 60,000 hectares of land in eight districts including Noagaon, Bogura and Sirajganj. The DCs have written to the ministries concerned for relief and post-flood assistance.