Many low-lying areas in the eastern part of the capital went under floodwater yesterday and more areas are likely to be inundated in the next couple of days as rivers around the city started flowing over danger levels from Thursday.
Our staff correspondent in Rajshahi reports: The Padma has left only 25 yards of land between Bangladesh and India at Char Khanpur of Paba. There will be no land there between the two countries if the Padma devours this piece of land.
Members of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) at Char Khidirpur border outpost say that the outpost is also likely to be eroded by the Padma.
"The major problem is that the border pillar-164 is at stake as the river is now flowing very close to the border pillar," said a BDR official.
Acting Commanding Officer of BDR Battalion 37 Maj Yasin said there will be no land at this border point if the river erodes the 25 yards of land.
Around 2,000 people of Bagha upazila are homeless for over two weeks while hundred others in the char areas are facing food shortages. So far, 12 people died of snakebites. Two others died in boat capsize in Rajshahi.