At least 14 villages in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati district were submerged due to flash flood 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 cropland went under water, forcing people to take shelter in the nearest schools, colleges and madrashas, reports UNB.
Besides, the water level of Kaptai Lake was flowing over the danger level, and as a result low lying areas of the upazila, including Longdu, Jurachhari, Barkal, Bilaichhari and Naniarchar were inundated.
AKM Mamunur Rashid, deputy commissioner of Rangamati, said several villages were flooded as the water of Kachalong River rises following the rain.
Several shelters were opened for flood-affected people and around 10 tonnes of rice were distributed among them, he said.
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