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Teesta flowing 20 cm above danger level

July 12, 2019 00:00:00

NILPHAMARI, July 11 (BSS): At least 15 villages of Dimla and Jhaldhaka Upazilas of Nilphamari district were inundated as water level of the Teesta River is rising constantly due to incessant rain and upstream water flow.

Teesta River was flowing 20-centimetre above the danger level this afternoon at Teesta Barrage point, according to Water Development Board flood forecasting and warning center.

Local people said more than ten thousand families of 15 villages including Purbo chatnai, Khagakhgaribari, Tepakharibari, Khalisha Chapani, Goyabari of Dimla Upazila and Golmunda Union of Jhaldhaka Upazila were marooned in flood water.

Chairman of Tepakharibari Union said they are working for shifting 2,000 families to a safer place.

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