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Sylhet people still marooned

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Published: 12:21, 21 May 2022   Update: 13:30, 21 May 2022
Sylhet people still marooned

Flood water has started to reduce in some upazilas of Sylhet. But thousands of people are still marooned and many did not return to their homes.

Due to onrush water from the hills, the Kushiara river is flowing above the danger level. An embankment near Trigang Mohana of Jakiganj has collapsed. The flood situation has worsened in the area, rendering thousands of people trapped in water.

Met officers said the flood situation will improve further it does not rain more.

Flood water has inundated many upazilas and low-lying areas of Sylhet district. Crops of several thousand hectors of land have been damaged. Many fish farms have been washed away. Farmers are facing acute food crisis and being affected by many waterborne diseases. There is also seen an acute cattle-feed crisis in the district.

Flood water has damaged many roads as a result road communications of many upazilas have been disconnected with the district headquarters.

About 20 lakh people of the district have been affected by flood. The government has allocated relief for the flood victims, but it is inadequate, locals alleged.

Flood water also inundated many areas of Sylhet city including Sheikhghat, Kalapara, Mollapara, Lamapara, Ghasitula, Kalighat, Chararpar, Laldighirpar, Machimpur and Upashahar.

Floodwater and waste from the drains entered houses in Sylhet city, creating chaos among the residents.

The situation has been created in Sylhet due to heavy rain in Meghalaya and Cherapujni of India.

Noor Ahmed/Mukul