Bangladesh, Monday, September 17, 2007
A couple moves to a safe place wading through a road submerged by flood water as a rickshaw and an autorickshaw pass by at Harirampur in Manikganj on Sunday. — Focusbangla photo
Flood situation started improving on Sunday as major rivers receded although they kept flowing above danger mark, said bulletin of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.
The flood warning centre said flooding in the nine central districts — Rajbari, Faridpur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Gopalganj, Chandpur, and in Dhaka’s Nawabganj and Dohar that have freshly flooded — will start improving from today.
The New Age correspondent in Manikganj said around one lakh people marooned at Ghior, Daulatpur, Harirampur and Saturia were facing an acute shortage of food and drinking water. Hundreds of flood victims in the district have contracted waterborne diseases.
The correspondent in Gopalganj said 17 unions of Muksudpur and some of Kashiyani and Kotalipara were inundated on Sunday.