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15 villages flooded as 8 embankments collapse in Feni

  • Published at 12:04 pm July 10th, 2019
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Heavy rainfall raised the water level of Muhuri River to a dangerous level in Feni Dhaka Tribune

Embankments in at least 8 points along Muhuri, Kohua and Silonia rivers collapse

At least 15 villages in Parshuram and Fulgazi upazilas of Feni have been marooned after embankments in eight points along Muhuri, Kohua and Silonia rivers collapse from heavy rainfall and landslides on Indian hills.

“Heavy rain and mudslides from Indian hills raised the water level of Muhuri River to a dangerous point, reaching up to 2.17cm. As a result, embankments in at least 8 points near Muhuri, Kohua and Silonia rivers were inundated on Wednesday,” Feni Water Development Board acting executive engineer Zahid Uddin said on Wednesday.

He also said locals were asked to stay alert through announcements through loud speakers to prevent possible losses in the flood-affected areas.

“The collapse of the embankments on Muhuri River has damaged the main road of Fulgazi upazila, sending at least 7 villages under water. Major crop lands, roads, schools and colleges went under water,” Fulgazi Upazila Chairman Abdul Alim said.

Parshuram Upazila UNO Mohammad Rasel-ul-Kader informed that besides continuous rainfall, landslides on Indian hills also contributed to the disaster. 

Meanwhile, several cracks were spotted on other embankments and the rising water levels now threatened people’s lives in the riverside areas.