Published:  12:54 AM, 13 July 2019

Hundreds of families marooned

Hundreds of families marooned Two indigenous girls trying to enter their house as torrential rain has inundated different parts of Khagrachhari. -AA

Due to endless rain for last one week, the water of Chengi river of Khagrachhari has increased and due to heavy rains in Tripura State of India, there is plenty of water coming in the Chengi River through Laugang canal and Pujgang canal of Panchhari upazila on the border of Khagrachhari district.

The lower area on the banks of the river has been flooded. About hundreds of families have been affected by water disputes in the district city's Muslimpara, Ganjpara and Bangalkathi areas. Many of these areas have gone to the shelter centre .

Deputy Commissioner of Khagrachhari visited other shelter centers including Children Government Primary School shelter centre of the district town on Tuesday noon. At that time, he distributed dry foods among the affected people.
Besides, due to endless rain, hills are likely to collapse in Khagrachhari. In the meantime, some small hills have collapsed in Shalbon and Mollapara areas of the district.

Although there is no casualties, the fear of the residents who live in foothills with risk has not cut out. Meanwhile, the risky living residents have been asked to move to a safe place or shelter centre by miking.

Statistics of administration has been said, there has 832 families in risky settlements on the foothill in the entire district. However, according to non-governmental estimates, its number is approximately more than one and a half thousand.

The Met office recorded 75mm rain between 12pm and 3pm in Dhaka yesterday. The flow of the rain may decline within in a day or two, according to the Met office. Slight to moderate rainfall is now occurring in many parts over the country including Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Chattogram, Barishal and Khulna.

Rivers in different areas of the country are flowing above the danger level and that is why the flood situation may worsen in the districts of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Bardanban, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Bagura, Gaibandha, Netrakona, Sherpur and Sunamganj due to continuous heavy downpour in the country and onrush of water from the upstream. The government has taken all-out preparations to face the current flood as the situation may worsen.

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