Rangpur Correspondent: Due to severe flooding and dam failure in India’s North Sikkim, the Teesta River may rise and cross the border in Bangladesh. In this, severe flooding is expected in Rangpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Gaibandhar riverside areas. As a result, the concerned administration has already started miking in the vicinity of the river as a precaution to the public.
Micking started on Wednesday morning. Along with this, various instructions have been issued by the upazila administration as a precautionary measure.
Gangachara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nahid Tamanna told Daily Industry that he has been visiting various unions along the river bank since morning. Micking is being done to warn the people in the river bank area. In this, the general public is asked to be careful with the necessary items including cows and goats and take a position in the nearest flood shelter or primary or high school.
Asfa Ud Daula, Executive Engineer of Water Development Board, Dalia Division, said that at 3 pm on Wednesday, the water of Teesta River flowed below 0.7 cm of the water line at Dalia Point. It can cross the border.
Meanwhile, Rangpur Meteorological Office Officer-in-Charge Mostafizar Rahman told that in 24 hours, 27.4 millimeters of rain was recorded in Rangpur, 54.4 in Dinajpur, 27 in Syedpur, 11.9 in Nilphamari (Dimla), 15 in Kurigram and 7.4 in Panchagarh.
They forecasted that the riversides and surrounding areas may be submerged by flood water, which may cause of huge loss of life and assets.
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