River erosion intensifies in Kurigram after flood

River erosion intensifies in Kurigram after flood

Although flood situation has improved in Kurigram and 16 rivers including Brahmaputra, Dharla and Teesta are flowing below the danger mark in the last few days, river erosion has taken a serious turn in the district.

Sardob, Mogholbasa and Nunkhawa flood control embankments were damaged due to erosion by the Brahmaputra, Teesta and Dharla rivers in the last few days.

Meanwhile, over 500 families have lost their dwellings due to river erosion in Joykumar, Thetai and Kalirhat areas in Ulipur upazila.

Almost 200 meters of Saardob flood control embankment went into the gorge of Teesta river, putting 20 villages under flood threat.

Juan Sotra Govt Primary School in Ulipur upazila went into the Teesta River within half an hour on Monday, said locals.

Meanwhile, Ghughumari Community Clinic at Alga Union Char, Doi Khaoar Char Intermediate School, Sukher Char Govt Primary School and shelter centre are at risk of collapse due to erosion by the Brahmaputra river.

Ulipur Upazila Education Officer Mozammel Haque Shah, said they will shift the school to a nearby village.

Ariful Islam, executive engineer, local Water Development Board (WDB), said they have taken emergency steps for protecting the areas from river erosion.

Permanent steps will be taken to save the areas from river erosion after monsoon, he added.