July 23, 2024, 11:33 am

After Sylhet, 6 upazilas in Moulvibazar inundated by incessant rains

  • Update Time : Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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  • Around 100 shelters prepared
  • Several rivers flowing above danger mark

Moulvibazar Correspondent:

At least 193,000 people have been marooned as rainfall and water from upstream inundated six upazilas of Moulvibazar.

The met office recorded 136mm of rain in Moulvibazar in the 24 hours till 6:00am on Wednesday.

Among the 37 affected unions, 10 unions are in Barlekha upazila, six in Juri upazila, six in Kulaura upazila, four in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila, six in Rajnagar upazila and five in Sreemangal.

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Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Urme Binte Salam said: “Some 98 shelter centres have been prepared in the six upazilas, with 571 families taking refuge already. There are 56 medical teams available.”

Bangladesh Water Development Board (Moulvibazar) Executive Engineer Jabed Iqbal said: “At 9am on Wednesday, the water level of the Dhalai River (Railway Bridge area) was 23cm above the danger mark. The water of the Manu River (Chandnighat area) was flowing 8cm above the danger level, the Juri River was flowing 199cm above the danger level, and the Kushiyara River (Sherpur) was flowing 12cm above the danger level.”

Moulvibazar Assistant Commissioner (Land) Mohammad Aslam Sarwar distributed dry food and saline powder to several families at Tekahali High School and Hakaluki High School shelters in Talimpur union of Barlekha upazila.

Due to the continuous rise in water levels over the last 24 hours, the upazila administration is taking necessary steps to rescue the stranded people.

Control rooms have been established at the deputy commissioner’s office and the offices of the upazila nirbahi officers to monitor the overall flood situation.

Tag officers have been appointed for each union. Union-based medical teams have been formed to provide healthcare services to the flood victims.

Both government and non-government relief distribution activities have been initiated.

Volunteer teams (Scouts, Red Crescent, etc) are ready to provide overall assistance and rescue operations for the flood victims.

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