Heavy rains cause flooding in Bangladesh

At least 60,000 people were trapped in flooded areas in many parts of Kurigam County.

Traffic message violated. About 17,135 hectares of arable land were submerged in nine upazils in the Kurigram district during flooding caused by upstream water rise and heavy rainfall.

The flooding could damage the homesteads and arable land of thousands of residents in the area, residents say.

The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) local office reports 156 mm of rainfall in the last 12 hours, from 10:00 pm Saturday to 10:00 am Sunday.

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