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Dhaka Tribune

10 Sunamganj villages inundated after torrential rains

Sunamganj faced massive flooding last year – the worst in two decades

Update : 04 Jul 2023, 11:18 PM

At least 10 villages in Dowarabazar Upazila of Sunamganj district have been inundated due to onrush of hill water from Meghalaya and swelling of rivers caused by torrential rains for the last five days. 

The villages are Camper Ghat, Andairgaon, Bogula, Chanderghat, Sonachara, Noagaon, Ramnagar, Terakuri and Kandagaon. 

The traffic movement on Doarabazar-Tengratila-Mohabbatpur road has become risky as it went under knee-deep water in Sharifpur area due to the overflow of the Surma River. 

Besides, road connectivity from Dowarabazar to Narsingpur, Banglabazar, Bogulabazar and Laxmipur has been cut off due to the inundation of roads. Hundreds of hectares of Aman seedbeds have been submerged. 

More than 100 fish farm owners are worried as ponds have already been submerged due to the rising water level, reported UNB.

The district faced a massive flood last year, which was the worst in two decades.

Executive Engineer of Sunamganj Water Development Board Md Mamun Hawlader said that the flood situation in all the upazilas of the district could soon become severe if the heavy rains in Cherrapunji of India do not stop. 

Dowarabazar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Arif Morshed Mishu said the flood situation is normal now. "However, our monitoring system is active in all areas to deal with disasters. Besides, we are in constant touch with the district administration and local public representatives," he added. 

The Met Office has predicted moderate rain or thundershowers in Dhaka and seven other divisions of the country for today. 

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely at most places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; at many places over Rajshahi and Chittagong divisions and at a few places over Dhaka, Khulna and Barisal divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country," said a bulletin of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

On the other hand, river erosion has taken a serious turn in Sirajganj. Erosion by the Jamuna River in Belkuchi Upazila has resulted in the destruction of over 50 establishments, including Khidrchapari Government Primary School in the area.

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