Over 120,000 people marooned in Tangail floodwaters

Over 120,000 people marooned in Tangail floodwaters

Around 124,000 villagers are waterlogged in 101 villages and 3,631 hectares of croplands are submerged in floodwaters in Tangail.

The water level of the Jamuna, Jhinai, and Dhaleshwari rivers was above the danger line by 45cm, 48cm, and 88cm respectively, on Friday.

District Water Development Board (WDB) Deputy Assistant Engineer Rezaul Karim said the water level of the rivers will rise further in the days to come.

According to district Relief and Rehabilitation office sources, the rising waters have flooded 101 villages in 21 unions of Sadar, Nagarpur, Delduar, Bhuapur, Kalihati and Gopalpur upazilas.

The homes of 532 families and a school have been washed away by the rivers and of 147sq/km of land in these six upazilas are flooded.

The district Agriculture Department says more and more croplands are getting flooded day by day.

Tangail Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Deputy Director Ahsanul Bashar said: “If the floodwaters recede, about 70% to 80% of the crops will not be damaged and the DAE is working hard in this regard.”