Dhaka, Bangladesh
River erosion takes a serious turn in Dimla

River erosion takes a serious turn in Dimla

News Desk NILPHAMARI, Sept 12: River erosion has taken a serious turn in Dimla upazila of the district. The dwelling houses of at least two thousand families in Charkharibari Mouja may be washed away any time. The people of Chotokhata, Banpara, Baishpukur Char, Chatunama Bhendabari Forest Char in Dimla upazila have been affected badly as the roads and houses were submerged following the onrush of water from hills in the upstream. The only sand embankment in the area is under threat of erosion, according to locals. "About 400 meters of the dam has already been devoured by the river," they said. Besides, the ten-meter approach road near the dam number four at Dohalpara point was also eroded due to swelling of the Teesta river. Meanwhile, more than 10,000 people of 23 villages in the char areas of Teesta and Dharala rivers have been inundated in Lalmonirhat district following the onrush of water from upstream hilly areas. The officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said the situation worsened as India had opened the sluice-gates of the Gazaldoba barrage. However, the water level of the Teesta River at the Dalia Teesta Barrage Point has been flowing below the danger level on Wednesday. Rafiqul Alam Chowdhury, executive engineer of the BWDB in Dalia said the flood situations slightly improved in the district as 44 sluice gates of the Teesta Barrage have been opened to control the flow of water. (Inputs taken from UNB)

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