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Surma, Kushiara flowing above danger levels in Bangladesh

Khalid Umar Malik
18 May 2022, 18:39 GMT+10

SYLHET, Bangladesh - With continuous rain for the last five days, the flood situation in Sylhet has worsened.

The upstream downpour from India inundated the low-lying areas, particularly in Zakigonj upazila, and flash floods occurred in other upazilas throughout the district.

As of Sunday night, the Surma and Kushiara rivers in the upazila were flowing above their danger levels.

The water level of the Meghna basin's main rivers in the north-eastern region has risen alarmingly in recent days.

According to the Sylhet Meteorological Department, the district's continuous rain results from Cyclone Asani. It is also the monsoon season in Bangladesh, and a portion of the Bay of Bengal with moderate pressure from the west exacerbated the flood situation.

"There is a possibility that heavy to moderate rainfall will continue in Sylhet until Wednesday," said Saeed Ahmad Chowdhury, the senior meteorologist.

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