Bangladesh continues to reel under flood as major rivers including the Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, Teesta, Ghagot and Brahmaputra crossed the danger marks at many places in the country. The water level in country's all four major basins continued to rise due to heavy rain and onrush of water from upstream.
According to reports, 20 people have died due to floods in nine districts so far. The flood has damaged thousands of houses and crops across the country. The most affected districts include Gaibandha, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar.
The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh has forecasted that water levels of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers may continue to rise in the next 48 hours. According to FFWC, water was flowing above the danger level at 23 stations monitored by it.
More than three fourth of the country is under the impact of floods which has affected rail, road, and river communications network.
Rail communication between Dhaka and northern districts of Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha is cut off since Wednesday. A part of Gaibandha-Shaghata regional highway was washed away by the floodwaters affecting the road communication.
National Ferry Service on major routes like Paturia-Dulatdia and Shimulia-Kathalbari has been affected, causing huge traffic congestion on either side of the rivers. (AIR NEWS)