NILAMBAZAR, June 27 - The flood situation in Karimganj district has worsened in the past 24 hours after a brief span of normalcy. Thousands of villages have been affected and three main rivers of the district are flowing above the danger level.
The water level of Longai river, which flows in the north and southern parts of the district and a certain part of Patharkandi constituency, was recorded at 24.44 metres this noon. It is flowing above its danger level of 22.00 metres.
The water level of river Singla, which flows in the southern part of the district and a portion of Ratabari constituency as well as Sonbeel wetland, was recorded at 19:08 metres this noon. It is flowing above its danger level of 17:78 metres.
The Kushiayara river water level was 14:81 meters at 8 am today and its danger level is 14:98 metres. The river flows through the northern part of the district as well as near the international bordering point of Bangladesh.
Beside thousand hectares of agricultural land, many important roads of the district have been submerged.
The gaon panchayats which have been severely affected by the flood situation are: Bagbari, Monosangan, Srimantha-Kanishail, Subash Nagar, Guramara under Badarpur constituency; Pirerchak, Janakalyan, Keutkuna, Farompasha, Baruala, Binodini under South Karimganj constituency; Longaighat, Bazarghat, Sarifnagar, Bransashan under North Karimganj constituency; Dengerbond, Kolkolighat under Patharkandi constituency; Noyatilla, Anandapur, Kalibari, Ramkrishna Nagar, Nogendra Nagar under Ratabari constituency.
Around 200 flood-affected people have taken shelter at Sribumi Vidyapeeth relief camp.
It may be added here that the total number of flood-affected people in the district is 1,20,780. The district administration has set up 130 relief camps in the district and the Deputy Commissioner has sanctioned 398 quintals of rice for the flood-affected people.