14 Rangamati villages inundate in heavy rain

Published: June 13, 2018 14:34:35 | Updated: June 13, 2018 16:51:33

At least 14 villages in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati district were submerged due to rains and onrush of hill water for the last three days, rendering 60,000 people marooned.

Onrush of hill water along with torrential rain submerged different villages including Karengatoli, Baghaihat, Bangaltoli, Rupkari, Kadamtoli, Tulaban, Gucchagram, Muslim Block, Imam Para, Master Para, Gunia Para, Sarkar Para, College Para and Old Marishya.

A vast area of crops land went under flood water, forcing people to take shelter in the nearest schools, colleges and madrashas.

The water level of Kaptai Lake was reported to be flowing over the danger level that inundated the low lying areas of the upazila including Longdu, Jurachhari, Barkal, Bilaichhari and Naniarchar areas.

AKM Mamunur Rashid, deputy commissioner of Rangamati, said several villages were flooded as the water of Kachalong River rose following the rain, reports UNB.

Several shelters centres were opened for flood affected people and around 10 tons of rice was distributed among them, he said.

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