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Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

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Published: 12:26, 17 May 2022   Update: 13:08, 17 May 2022
Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

Due to heavy rain and onrush water from the hills over the last days, the flood situation has worsened in Sylhet, rendering thousands of people trapped in water.

The Surma river and Kushiara river were flowing above the danger level on Tuesday morning (May 17) which is feared to increase more.

On Tuesday morning, flood water inundated many areas of Sylhet city including Sheikhghat, Kalapara, Mollapara, Lamapara, Ghasitula, Kalighat, Chararpar, Laldighirpar, Machimpur and Upashahar.

Low-lying areas in Sylhet, including many areas of the city, were flooded few days ago.

Floodwater and waste from the drains have started to enter houses in Sylhet city, creating chaos among the residents.

Saeed Ahmad Chowdhury, a senior meteorologist at the Sylhet Meteorological Department, said it is raining in the Indian subcontinent upstream and the river water will continue to rise.

Various areas of Sylhet Sadar, Companiganj, Gowainghat, Jaintapur and Kanaighat upazilas have already been inundated due to hill slopes and rains.

Asif Ahmed, executive engineer, Sunamganj Water Development Board (WDB); said several rivers including Surma, Sari, Piyain, and Dholai rivers are flowing at high speeds and at points exceeding the danger level.  The situation has been created in Sylhet due to heavy rain in Meghalaya and Cherapujni of India.

Noor Ahmed/Mukul