Flood fury continues in Bangladesh as water level at 46 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) has risen over the last 24 hours while 43 stations recorded a fall. According to the bulletin issued by the FFWC last evening heavy rainfall is likely at northern and north-eastern parts of the country today.
Flood situation has worsened further in Nilphamari district in northern Bangladesh where Teesta is flowing above danger mark.
Brahmaputro, Dharla, Teesta, Ghaghot and Surma-Kushiyara rivers are rising while Ganga-Padma river showed declining water levels. Jamuna river is predicted to remain steady over the next 24 hours.
According to Bangladesh’s National Disaster Response Coordination Centre (NDRCC), close to 5 million people are affected and over 70 persons have died due to floods.