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Jamuna gobbles up 3km of Sariakandi

  • Published at 08:03 pm September 30th, 2016
  • Last updated at 12:01 am October 1st, 2016
Jamuna gobbles up 3km of Sariakandi
According to the Water Development Board officials, severe erosion took place as the water started receding. The sources said the river has already eroded five hundreds of houses and five primary schools. Around 500 families of Sariakandi Local people have already taken shelter at safer places. During a visit to Kornibari village under Sariakandi upzila, this correspondent found that around three-kilometre area of the upzila had been eroded by the river. Nizam Uddin High School, a community clinic and two government primary schools may be eroded anytime. Staff of the Water Development Board were trying to check the erosion putting sand bags. Hafizur Rahman, Fazlul Haque, Taslim Uddin, Rafiqul Islam who are residents of Dhalorkandi village told the Dhaka Tribune that they did not want any assistance from the government, they only want measures which would check erosion of the Jamuna River. Nasima Begum, a resident of Boirakandi village, said: “We cannot sleep at night fearing erosion. When we tried to take shelter at the flood control embankment, some people prevented us from taking shelter there. “We do not know where will we go?” Sarbanu, wife of Ishak Mandol, a resident of Dhalirkandi village, alleged that the Water Development went their locality after the start of erosion, but they did not take any preventive measures. Chairman of Sariakandi union parishad told the Dhaka Tribune that if the WDB did not take prompt measures to save the locality from erosion, the entire locality would be gobbled up by the river. Ansar Ali, organising secretary of Sariakandi upzila unit Awami League, said as the flood control embankment was at risk, the WDB should take measures to save the dam, otherwise, affected people would not find any place to take shelter. Executive Engineer of the WDB Ruhul Amin told the Dhaka Tribune that they would start renovation of the dam from Rouhdoho to Dhalirkandi in November at a cost of Tk301 crore. He expressed hope that the work on the embankment would finish in 2018.
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