Hossen Sohel for DOT
 Flood situation in Jamalpur worsened further as the Jamuna River was flowing 84 cm above the danger mark (19.5m) at Bahadurabad Ghat point in Dewanganj upazila, reports The Daily Star.
 Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra River also swelled up to 34 cm at Jamalpur-Sherpur Bridge point in the last 24 hours.
 Due to the floods, around 1.5 lakh people of 27 unions under six upazilas are stranded and houses of a good number of people living in low-lying areas have also been inundated, said sources at the district administration.
 Chinaduli, Belgachha, Kulkandi, Noarpara, Sapdhari, Pathorshi and Sadar union of Islampur upazila and Chukaibari, Chikajani and Bahadurabad unions of Dewanganj upazila are the worst flood-hit areas, said local administrations.
 Around 320 people of Chinaduli, Belgachha and Kulkandi unions have already taken shelters at four flood shelters set up at educational institutions, said Mizanur Rahman, UNO of Islampur Upazila.
 A total of 173 families of several cluster villages in Chukaibari union of Dewanganj Upazila were shifted to four flood shelters as their houses went under water, said Dewanganj UNO Sultana Razia, adding, the families were provided with masks, soap, saline and emergency medicines to contain the spread of coronavirus.