Flood-hit people face drinking water, food crisis in Kurigram
The water level in 16 rivers including Brahmaputra, Dharla, Teesta, Dudhkumar have started increasing again. As a result, the overall flood situation in this district deteriorated.
Over four lakh flood-affected people are living in misery as they faced an acute shortage of food, and drinking water.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rezaul Karim confirmed the matter on Thursday (July 23).
Md Ariful Islam, executive engineer of Kurigram Water Development Board said, the Dharla River is been flowing 69cm above the danger level at Setu point, while Brahmaputra River is flowing 53cm above danger level at Chilmari point, 42cm above danger level at Nunkhawaghat point.
On the other hand, Teesta River is flowing 27cm below the danger level at Kaunia point, he added.
More than 3 lakh of people in river basin are living a subhuman life for the past 28 days as Brahmaputra and Dharla Rivers are flowing above danger levels.
There is an acute shortage of food and drinking water. As a result, flood-affected people are being infected with waterborne diseases.