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31 out of 64 districts affected by floods in Bangladesh: State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief

Speaking at an online Press conference in Dhaka on Saturday the minister said that according to the Flood Forecast and Warning Centre (FFWC), the situation in several districts including Dhaka, Munshiganj, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Faridpur, Chandpur, Gaibandha, Rajbari, Natore, Bogra, Sirajganj, Tangail, Kurigram, Jamalpur and Naogaon could worsen in the next two days.

Bangladesh continued to face the fury of floods with situation worsening in Brahmaputra and Ganges basins in the country. According to the latest bulletin issued by the FFWC at 3 p.m. on Saturday, since 9 a.m. in the morning in the Brahmaputra basin water level increased at 21 points out of 31 monitored by it. Rivers were flowing above danger level at 18 points in the Brahmaputra basin,15 points in the Ganges basin and 4 points in the Meghna  basin.  

Brahmaputra and Jamuna were observed to be above danger level at all the observation points in the country. Jamuna was more than 100 centimetre above danger level at Fulchari, Bahadurabad and Sariakandi observation points.

The northern and central regions of the country are worst affected by the flood. Close to 40 lakh people have been suffering due to the floods which is considered to be the worst since 1988. 

In the meanwhile, the government has set up six committees to monitor flood relief in the country over the next 3 weeks. The government has also set up an emergency call number to deliver emergency relief to the flood affected people.  Minister Enamur Rahman said that relief material and cash is being distributed among the flood affected people in the country. 

Rajesh Jha/Dhaka

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