Published:  12:46 AM, 13 August 2017

Chittagong collapses again by rain

The sufferings of the Chittagong city dwellers due to last two consecutive days monsoon rain know no bounds. -AA

Chittagong collapsed again due to water logging and flood following continuous rain and on rush of water   during the high tide. 

The rough weather is also hampering loading unloading at the Chittagong Sea Port. Besides, the transportation of goods from Chittagong port and jetties were also disrupted  due to the water logging and roads going under 3-4 feet water during the raining.

Moreover, carrying of the essentials from country's main commercial hubs Khatunganj, Chaktai, Korbaniganj, Asadganj etc are also being disrupted due the water logging. 

The fresh non-stop raining is continuing for consecutive two and half days in Chittagong and adjoining districts including Cox's Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari disrupting   life of people. People cannot go out for their important works as the maximum low lying areas of the port city went into knee-deep waters.

The downpour started from Tuesday in Chittagong. The local meteorological department recorded  83.6 mm rainfall in last 24 hours.  According to local meteorological department Chittagong experienced a heavy rainfall from Thursday evening.



 As a result, the drains and canals of the city and all the rivers of the district were full to the brim of rainwater causing inundation of the low-lying areas by overflow. Besides, the Dalu, Sangu, Halda and Karnaphuli rivers were full to the brim of floodwater caused by the torrential rainfall. 

 The heavy shower affected the normal life of the city. The streets looked vacant, as the movement of vehicles and the pedestrians were negligible due to heavy shower. The low-lying areas of the port city including Bakalia, Chandgaon, Bahadderhat, Chawk Bazar, Badurtala, Nasirabad, Halishahar, Patenga, Kattali, and Chaktai have gone under knee-deep water following the torrential rains for several hours.

So the inhabitants of those low-lying areas remained stranded for inundation. Commuters suffered a lot as main thorough fares and other important streets in the city were inundated due to heavy rain. Office-goers and thousands of garment workers were the worst suffers from the water-logging which compelled many to stay indoors.

Rainwater entered many houses, academic institutions and businesses in the areas. Healthcare services at Maa O Shidhu Hospital at Agrabad were disrupted as rainwater went onto its ground flood, locals said. During the monsoon rain in Chittagong, people are suffering from water logging. The sufferings of last two consecutive days monsoon rain know no bounds of the Chittagong city dwellers.

 Meanwhile, the road communications of Chittagong with Bandarban and Cox's Bazar have also disrupted  as the Arakan road is flooded due to rain and tidal water. More than 300 villages of Cox's Bazar went into 2/3 feet under floodwater.  The tidal waters entered the coastal areas at Halishahar, Anwara, Banshkhali in Chittagong as the coastal embankment from Patenga to Sitakunda and Anwara and Banshkhali were damaged at many spots.

 Besides, the city area and rural areas in Cox's Bazar are also flooded by rain water. maximum areas of Rajakhali, Kutubdia, Pekua, Mongnama, Bodor Khali at the rural area of Cox's Bazar and Rajghat, Matharbari, Dholghat, Bondorpara, Sadna Dail, Chorpara of city area and Shapori Dwip and Jalia Para of Teknaf were inundated due to heavy rainfall.

At least five km of costal embankment were damaged during continuous raining  in greater Chittagong. Several hundred dwelling houses and several hundreds shops and huge land of crops went under water due to the heavy rainfall  in Cox's Bazar district.

As a result, the normal life of the people of Cox's Bazar was hampered.  On the other hand, Banderban hill district is also affected by the rainfall. The low-lying areas in Banderban are flooded by rain water.

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