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Flood situation improves in Moulvibazar

Flood situation improves in Moulvibazar

Photo: The overall flood situation of Moulvibazar district has improved.

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The overall flood situation of the district has improved as the water level of the Manu and Dhalai rivers decreased further on Monday.

However, new areas in the district town were submerged as water entered those through the beach of the town protection dam along the Manu river.

The flood caused by heavy downpour in Indian Tripura state left around 2 lakh people in Sadar, Rajnagar, Kulaura and Kamalganj upazilas marooned since June 13, killing eight people.

Flood control dams along the two rivers broke down at 18 points in the four upazilas due to heavy pressure of water, inundating 30 unions and two municipalities.

The flood situation started improving on Sunday and water receded from many more affected areas on Monday.

However, water entered the district town through a breach in the town protection dam at Boroikona along the Manu river.

Water started to enter the town from 12:30 am when a 30-foot portion of the dam broke down due to heavy pressure of water.

Photo: Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya distributing relief among the victims at Borohat in the town on Monday.

The sudden push of water engulfed many areas of the town and at least 50 nearby villages. Many areas were inundated newly on Monday.

Meanwhile, the communication of the district with Sylhet remained suspended as a half-km portion of the Moulvibazar-Sylhet road went under water.

Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya visited the affected areas on Monday.

While distributing relief among the victims at Borohat in the town, he urged all to stand beside the flood-affected people.

He also said the government will rebuild the damaged houses of the flood victims.

The minister said the government has allocated 500 tonnes of rice, Tk 4 lakh and 1,000 corrugated iron sheets for the affected people.

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