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40 killed in Bangladesh flood, PM Hasina visits affected areas

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40 killed in Bangladesh flood, PM Hasina visits affected areas

The Bangladesh administration on Wednesday introduced that at the very least 40 individuals have been killed to date within the floods. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina additionally visited the flood-hit areas on Tuesday.

Officials mentioned the flood scenario is dire in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, whereas it remained unchanged within the northeastern districts. The Surma, the primary river of Sylhet division, remains to be flowing over the hazard line. The flood water is flooding the suburbs there.

The Surma’s water now flows into the city by way of varied drains. The water has flooded a number of houses and street communication in a number of areas has been reduce off. Two lakh persons are trapped within the flood water in two districts.

40 KILLED

A complete of 40 individuals, together with three in Rangpur division, 15 in Mymensingh division and 22 in Sylhet division, have been killed within the floods from June 16 to June 21.

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PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the flood affected areas of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and adjoining areas on Tuesday. Hasina mentioned the individuals of the nation have all the time needed to take care of pure calamities and can proceed to take action whereas emphasising constructing regional infrastructure.

The prime minister talked about constructing elevated roads which may very well be accessible even throughout floods and disasters. She additionally mentioned that dredging measures could be taken to take care of the depth of the rivers.

Praising the function of celebration leaders and employees in serving to the individuals affected by the floods, the prime minister mentioned, “Everyone from the administration has labored on the danger of their lives. In many locations, when nobody may attain, our leaders received there and despatched photos to me. I’d instantly ship the image to the military chief so he can ship rescue groups to wherever they’ll go.”

She thanked the celebration leaders and employees and mentioned the reduction work would have been more durable with out their assist.

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LIFE COMES TO A HALT

According to the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), the Surma was flowing at 1.43 cm above the hazard degree in Sylhet’s Kanaighat space on Tuesday night. The water degree in Surma was 10 cm in Sylhet, 1.3 cm in Amalshid and 0.35 cm in Sheola.

Sayed Ahmad Chowdhury, a senior meteorologist on the Sylhet Meteorological Office, mentioned the rainfall in Sylhet has come down so much. After every week of steady rains and landslides, floods have occurred throughout Chhatak in Sunamganj.

Hundreds of acres of boro crops planted on excessive floor have been submerged within the flood waters. The water degree in all of the rivers together with Surma, Piyain and Chela, continued to rise until Tuesday morning.

All crusher mills in Chhatak city are closed. Cargo loading and unloading on the river has been stopped. Hundreds of employees have been unemployed for every week. 90 p.c of the homes in your complete Sunamganj city are nonetheless submerged beneath the water. Traffic is closed on the primary roads of Sunamganj and Chhatak municipal areas.

The fundamental roads in remoted areas of Chhatak, Tahirpur, Dowarabazar and Bishwamvarpur upazilas are nonetheless flooded. There isn’t any different technique of transportation to those upazilas besides by boat. All academic establishments are closed attributable to flood water.

In a number of areas, the rivers have been flowing above the hazard degree.

The flood scenario in Sylhet metropolis has been worsening since final Wednesday attributable to heavy rains. As a outcome, the residents of the town have fled their houses to remain in different areas.

(With inputs from Akash Chowdhury and Himadri Shekhar Bhadra)