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Title:Flood situation in Gaibandha

Gaibandha, Bangladesh. September 01, 2015 [DrikNEWS] – More than 38,686 hectares of land at Gaibandha have been affected due to flood caused by heavy rainfall and onrush of hilly waters from the upstream. Till August 29, some 38,686 hectares of land of all the seven upazilas have been submerged. Heavy rainfall, on rush of hilly waters and washing away the flood control embankment at different spots are the main reasons for going the crop land under flood water. Hundreds of flood-affected people took shelter on the embankment and other safer places with their furniture, domestic animals and poultry birds and were passing their days and nights in hardship for want of food and drinking water. Nearly 40,000 families are suffering from scarcity of food and drink. Photos: Quddus Alam/DrikNEWS

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