Dam-bursts at Pagnar haor on NE Bangladesh damage crops

Dam-bursts at Pagnar haor on NE Bangladesh damage crops

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Dhaka, Apr 24 – The Urar Bondho dam at Pagnar haor in Jamalganj and Dirai upazilas breached at various points in Sunamganj on northeast Bangladesh early Monday, damaging crops on some 9,400 hectares of land.The dam breached around 5am due to the surging water in the haor damaging the crops, said Jahedul Haque, deputy director at Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in the district.
The water level in the hoar marked an unusual rise due to incessant rainfall for the last few days and rolling water from the upstream hilly areas, the official said. – UNB

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