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Flood situation worsens in Sunamganj

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Sylhet Correspondent

The flood situation in Sunamganj remains serious as the main rivers were flowing above the danger mark at several points,

The Surma, Jadukata and Cholti rivers were flowing above the danger level on Thursday.

Md Anwar Hosain, metre reader of the Water Development Board (WDB) Sunamganj, said, The Surma at Ghagot point was flowing 52 cm above the danger level.

Some villagers have been evacuated from several flood-hit areas while many others are stranded. The shortage of drinking water and food intensified the sufferings of the marooned people in Barapara, Pashchim Bazar, Maachh Bazar, Shologhar and Nabinagar under Sadar upazila, Nowapara, Mohabbatpur, Chokbazar, Payekpara, Lakkhipur, Kushiura and Voktarpur under Doarabazar upazila and Maharam, Lakmar, Lamakata under Tahirpur upazila, and two villages in Biswambharpur upazila.

Floodwater engulfed low-lying areas of the district town and Sadar and Tahirpur upazilas, and entered Biswambharpur, Doarabazar, Chhatak and Jamalganj upazilas a week ago.

M Idris Ali, chairman of Doarabazar upazila, said links between Lakhipur, Banglabazar and Narsinghpur unions and the upazila have been cut-off. The Balicherra dyke has been damaged and water has submerged six villages, and 18 points of the embankment have become risky. Most of the families living along riverside are in fear of losing their croplands and homesteads. Shemgaon Government Primary School is under 3 feet of water, and all schools and colleges in Doarabazar upazila have been closed, he added.

Dipok Kumar Das, deputy-divisional engineer of WDB Sunamganj, said floodwater has marooned around fifty thousand people in Sunamganj.

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