Bangladesh: Over 49,000 families marooned in Tangail

DHAKA, 24 June 2022, (TON): As many as 49,417 families in Tangail are still marooned despite the water levels at Jamuna River going down.

According to the agriculture department “around 6,300 hectares of cropland was inundated as several low-lying areas in six upazilas were flooded.”

The Deputy Commissioner’s office said “around 67.75 square kilometers of land has been flooded in the district.”

According to the Water Development Board “Jamuna is flowing 52cm above danger mark but the water level has decreased by 5cm.”

The water levels of Jhinai river at Jokchar point and Pungli river dropped, 3cm and flowed 59cm above danger mark.

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