Kurigram: Flood water receding, not pains

Kurigram: Flood water receding, not pains

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Dhaka -The flood situation in Kurigram  has shown an improving trend with the river waters receding; yet people have to grapple with newer forms of problems.Acute crisis of food, drinking water and outbreak of waterborne diseases are the post-flood agonies the
affected are now doomed to face,UNB News Agency Reported.
Thousands of people stranded in flood waters are fighting to deal with the phenomena.Akher Ali, an official of Kurigram Civil Surgeon’s Office, said at least 6,631 people of the district have been suffering from diarrhoea, in the aftermath of the flood.Besides, at least 12 people, including six minor ones, drowned in the flood water till Tuesday, Akher added.According to the information of Kurigram Water Development Board (WDB) of the district, around 6.5 lakh residents of the district are still marooned.Some 7,000 hectares of cropland have been inundated and damaged by the flood water, leaving at least 1.59 lakh farmers affected.Some 474 kilometers of unpaved road and 52 kilometers of paved road have broken while 39 bridges of the district have been damaged by
flood water.Around 3,684 families of the district have taken shelter at 53 shelter centers.The Dharla and Brahmaputra rivers were flowing five cms and 22 cms respectively over their danger marks on Tuesday, said Mahfuzur Rahman, executive engineer of WDB.
Abdul Mottalib Mollah, an official of the district relief department,said 1,275 tonnes of rice and Tk 38 lakh have already been
distributed among the flood-affected people.

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