Flood maroons 30,000 in Fenchuganj

Published: June 20, 2018 21:17:18 | Updated: June 21, 2018 12:13:56

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The flood situation in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet deteriorated further, leaving 30,000 people of 25 villages in five unions marooned.

Sources at local Water Development Board office said the Kushiara River was flowing 118 cm above the danger level at Fenchuganj Bazar on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Locals said Baghmara, Pitaitikor, Chhattis, Uttar Islampur, Monurtuk, KM Tilla, Fenchuganj Madhya Bazar, Nath Colony, Intaz Ali Residential Area and Paschim Bazar Residential Area went under water due to the flood caused by heavy rain and onrush from the upstream.

At least 30,000 people of Bhoraut, Guchchhagram, Moinpur, Barhal Nurpur's Bilaigenji, Ghilachhara UP's Judistipur, Uttar Kushiara UP's Kotalpur, UttarTilla, Ilashpur Purbo Kandi, Uttar Fenchuganj's Surikandi, Sailkandi, Goyasi, Manikona Bandarpara and Gongapur remained stranded in floodwater.

Fenchuganj Sadar Union Parishad Chairman Md Emran Uddin distributed relief among the affected people on Wednesday.

Fenchuganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Saifullah Al Hossain said they were taking proper steps to face the flood.

He also said 22 tonnes of rice have already been allocated for the flood victims.

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