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Flood situation worsens in Sunamganj

Flood situation worsens in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Several more villages of Jagannathpur upazila in the district were inundated due to the overflow of water in Kushiara River in last week.

Flood water entered into several villages of different unions including Raniganj, Pailagaon and Asharkandi causing sufferings to people.

Hundreds of families of these areas, living near the bank of the river, were found being suffered due to the waterlogging.

Moshajan, Sonatola, New Kosba and Khanpur villages of Pailgaon union and Fechhi Bazar of Asharkandi union became flooded.

Not only the houses and roads of the villages but also schools got the hit of the flood. Classes and regular activities are on the verge of being halted in several schools including, Jalalpur Quasimul Ulum Madrasah, Sonatola Primary School, Alipur Primary School, Raniganj High School due to the flood.

Poultry and fish farmers are facing huge loss as the fishes from the farms washed away in the flood water. On the other hand, animal food crisis also became a serious problem for the farmers.

Hazi Ekhlasur Rahman, a fish farmer of Gandharbpur told UNB that he has to count loss of about Tk One lakh due to this flood.

As well as shortage of pure drinking water supply has created the risk of several flood related diseases including diarrhea among the locals especially children.

Meanwhile, locals alleged that no government assistance was provided yet.

The flood situation might be improved if no more rain occurs in the next week, the locals expressed their hope.

The river erosion is causing trouble to the locals, especially to those living at the bank of the river, Jagannathpur upazila Chairman Alhajj Ataur Rahman said.

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