Improvement in flood situation in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Sep 23 (UNI) The overall flood situation in Bangladesh has improved with all the rivers in the Brahmaputra, the Ganges and the south eastern hill basins marking falls.

This trend would continue in the next 24 to 72 hours, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) said yesterday, the Bangladesh Today reported.

The FFWC said in its latest report that out of 74 rivers, being monitored stations, 11 were flowing above danger level, one marked rise, 56 fell, two remained steady and four not reported. The small rivers around here were also receding.

The report added the Brahmaputra- Jamuna maintained its fall.

The flood situation in the north eastern districts of Sylhet and Sunamganj and the south central districts of Rajbari, Faridpur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Chandpur continued the trend of improvement.

The toll in the recent devastating floods in Bangladesh touched the 1000 mark last week with more than 2.5 million people marooned or displaced by the heavy downpour.

According to earlier reports, the country had sought an initial aid of 150 million dollars from the donor agencies with 60 million dollars already pledged in immediate food and medical assistance.


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