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Flood situation improves in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, July 17, 2017 (BSS) - Flood situation in the district has improved following the fall of water level in Jamuna River.

During the last 24 hours, water of the river has dropped by 33 cm and it was flowing 22 cm above danger level at Bahadurabad Ghat point till 12 noon, today said officials of Water Development Board.

According to District Relief and Rehabilitation Office, two lakh 29 thousand people at 447 villages in all the seven upazilas of the district have been left marooned.

Assistant District Primary Education Officer Md Abdur Razzak said a total of 299 primary schools have been shut down due to intrusion of water into those educational institutions.

District Secondary Education Office sources said 50 high schools, 24 madrashas and eight colleges have been shut down as flood water submerged those institutions.

Officials of Department of Agricultural Extension said flood water has submerged standing crops on 7,470 hectares of land in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Ahmed Kabir said flood situation is gradually improving.

He said," Bleaching powder and water purifying tablets are being distributed among the flood victims to prevent water-born diseases."

Distribution of relief materials among the flood victims is continuing, he added.