Bangladesh, Saturday, September 15, 2007
Water from the upstream coupled with rainwater flooded many areas in Sylhet. Photo shows rickshawpullers carrying passengers on a road that has gone under waist-deep water at Darpanagar in Jakiganj upazila. Photo: Focus Bangla
Dhaka is bracing for a second spell of floods this season with water level of the Buriganga, Turag, Sitalakhya and Balu rivers rising for the last one week. Fresh areas in Manikganj and Munshiganj districts adjoining Dhaka went under floodwater yesterday.
The flood forecasting and warning centre (FFWC) yesterday said flood situation is deteriorating in the south and central parts of the country and is likely to worsen further in the next 24 hours. The situation is improving in most of the northern districts.
The districts where floodwater is receding include Sylhet, Sunamganj, Hobiganj, Moulvibazar, Netrokona, Sherpur, Comilla, Feni, Noakhali and Lakshmipur.
The FFWC bulletin said the Ganges-Padma continued to rise and is likely to rise further slowly in the next 24-48 hrs.