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Fear among locals as embankment blocks collapse in Natore

  • Published at 10:31 pm September 11th, 2018
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The embankment was built about eight years ago

Following a rise in the water level, about 300 yards concrete blocks of the town protection embankment at Nurullahpur point of Padma River in Natore’s Lalpur upazila collapsed on Tuesday, spreading fear of flooding among the locals.

The embankment was built about eight years ago.

Shudhangshu Kumar Sarker, executive engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board, said that portion of the embankment collapsed due to strong current in the river. “Immediate measures will be taken,” he added.

Lalpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ummul Banin Dyuti echoed his remarks.

Locals said that roads, bazars, houses and different establishments were at risk now with the river water level rising and embankment falling apart.

Residents of Lalpur area said steps should be taken immediately by dumping CC blocks and GO bags filled with sand to protect the embankment from further collapse.

The district’s Deputy Commissioner Shahina Khatun said they would take decisions on the matter by Thursday afternoon.