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Floods improving in two districts

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At least 200 families lost their houses in the last two days in three upazilas of Kurigram district as floodwater started to recede, triggering soil erosion.
Around 200 houses of Razibpur, Rajarhat and Chilmari upazilas were washed away by the floodwater following the erosion, said the sources at district administration.
With the flood situation started to improve in many areas of the district, flood-affected people have been facing scarcity of pure drinking water. Although the water of Dharala and Teesta has receded, Brahmaputra was flowing six centimetres over the danger mark at Chilmari point. Asia Begum, 27, wife of Alam Miah, a resident of Barisal Char in Chilmari upazila, died from a snake bite on Saturday afternoon, raising the death toll to four during the flood. District administration has been making a list of the flood-hit people to distribute relief materials, said deputy commissioner Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan. In Sirajganj, flood situation remained unchanged as the water of the Jamuna River was flowing 68 centimetres above the danger mark on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile BSS adds from Gaibandha: A huge amount of fishes worth of Tk 1.15 crore  of 336 ponds here have been washed away due to the current flood triggered by hilly waters from the upstream.
Fisheries department sources said many farmers of Sundarganj, Sadar, Fulchhari and Shaghata upazilas released fingerlings of carp species fishes into their ponds to get desired output.
But, the current flood in the Brahmaputra river basin of the upazilas smashed the hopes and aspiration of the farmers as the carp fishes like rui, katla, mrigel, bata musa and mono-sex telapia have been washed away from their ponds.
M. Shakhawat Hossain, a fish farmer of Gobindipur village under Holdia union of Shaghata upazila, said fishes of different species worth about one lakh have been washed away from his pond during the current flood.
Abdud Dayan, district fisheries officer, said carp species fishes worth of Tk 1.15 crore have been washed away from 336 ponds due to the flood.
A list of the affected farmers of the upazilas was also sent to the higher authorities concerned for taking necessary measures in this regard, he added.

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