India opens all 109 Farakka gates

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Farakka gates: India opened all 109 gates of the Farakka barrage to save from flooding and that’s rose fear of flash flood among the people of low land of our country and chars the water level of the River Padma is increasing very rapidly.

The Water Development Board (WDB) informed that, the water level may cross the danger level (which is 18.50 centimeters) if the flow continues at the same speed by 2/3 days, If the water level continues to rise further the water level in the Padma River will cross the danger zone within short times and flooding huge area of our country.

On the other hand, Upazila Nirbahi Officer today said that flash flood caused by the rise of water level in the Padma in River in the last 8/9 days inundated low-lying areas and winter vegetable fields in 19 char lands in three unions under Lalpur Upazila.

Ummul Banin Duti said that early variety winter vegetable fields in 19 char lands under Ishwardi, Bilmaria and Sadar unions in the Upazila went under floodwater, and flood submerged sugarcanes on 42 acres land in Ishwardi.

Assistant engineer of Natore Water Development Board Al Asad told that if the water level continues to rise further the water level in the Padma River will cross the danger mark within 2/3 days.

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