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Embankment damaged, 32 villages submerged in flood

Title:Embankment damaged, 32 villages submerged in flood

Gaibandha, Bangladesh. September 08, 2015 [DrikNEWS] – The 80-foot of Sonail embankment around Gaibandha city have been damaged in heavy flood on Tuesday morning. This was the result of an upraise in the Brahmaputra. The Brahmaputra was flowing 46 cm and the Ghagot 34 cm above its danger level. Along with Gaibandha municipal, more than 32 villages of Kholahati, Boali, Badiakhali, Ramchandrapur, Fulchhari, Udakhali, Kanchipara, Gajaria were submerged immediately. Thousands of hectares of cultivating land, vegetables, and ponds with fishes have also been damaged. Farmers are in trouble as they will not be able to sow new seed in this land. Flood victims are passing their days miserably with their belongings including domestic animals and poultry birds for want of food and drinking water and fodder. Photos: Quddus Alam/Drik

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