200 houses washed away in Kurigram

200 houses washed away in Kurigram

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Dhaka, July 16– At least 200 families lost their houses in the last two days in three Upazilas of Kurigram district as floodwater started to recede, triggering soil erosion. Around 200 houses of Razibpur, Rajarhat and Chilmari Upazilas were washed away by the floodwater following the erosion, said the sources at district administration.
With the flood situation started to improve in many areas of the district, flood-affected people have been facing scarcity of pure drinking water.
Although the water of Dharala and Teesta has receded, Brahmaputra was flowing six centimetres above the danger mark at Chilmari point.
Asia Begum, 27, wife of Alam Miah, a resident of Barisal Char in Chilmari Upazila, died from a snake bite on Saturday afternoon, raising the death toll to four during the flood.
District administration has been making a list of the flood-hit people to distribute relief materials, said deputy commissioner Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan.
In Sirajganj, flood situation remained unchanged as the water of the Jamuna River was flowing 68 centimetres above the danger mark on Sunday morning. – UNB

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