Sylhet flood situation remains unchanged | NEWS-INDEPENDENT

Shah Alam Basith: Flood situation in Sylhet region remains unchanged. These areas have been turned into an island on an unprecedented scale. There is water around. All the houses have been submerged. Widespread woes of people in different areas of the flood affected areas are visible on Wednesday. Many areas have been flooded in Chhatak, Companygonj and Goinghat upozila.

According to the local people, about 200,000 people have been water-borne in 10 upazilas of 13 upazilas of the district. However, according to the district administration, this number is 60-70 thousand.

in Golapganj upazila on Wednesday, water has entered most of the houses. Kemarapani from knees in the yard of the house. In this situation, the people of Banawasi are living in the house. At least seven villages of different villages were separated from the upazila due to the removal of several rural roads. Suffering due to drowning of toilets, kitchens, tube wells, cows, and rural markets has become very serious.

According to the flood victims and local administration, there are more than the number of villages flooded in Beanibazar, Fenchugonj, Golapgonj, Balagonj and Osmaninagar upazilas of the district. In the morning, the flood situation improved in these upazila.

Meanwhile, at least 40 villages of West Islampur, East Islampur, North Ranikai, South Ranikai, Telikhal and Ichalkas Union of Companygonj upazila were recharged yesterday. In all, the number of water-borne people in the whole upazila is close to lakhs. But the upazila administration took the initiative with the help of the flood victims.

According to the Fenchugonj upazila administration, at least 45 thousand people of 50 villages of Fenchugonj are water-borne in flood. But according to local people, this number is even more. There is water in the house of some of these families, in someone’s house. Each house is an isolated island. In addition to the homes, there is water everywhere, including shops, government-owned offices, and educational institutions.

Sirajul Islam, Executive engineer of the water development board (PAUBO) Sylhet, said there was continuous rain in the Barak valley of India recently. The hill slopes from Barak Barrage are getting mixed in the Surma and Kushiara rivers of Sylhet. So flooding the river overflows. If there is no rain, there is not much possibility of improving the situation.

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