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Urgent need of food, medicines, drinking water : Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

16The flood situation remains unchanged in Sylhet districts, till Tuesday due to incessant rains and on rush of hilly water from the upstream. Meanwhile, the flood-hit people are passing their days with miseries, as dwelling houses of many people were damaged and road communications collapsed in several areas. In this backdrop, the flood victims are crying for relief materials. They are facing acute crisis of dry food and pure drinking water and medicines. But the allocation of the government is insufficient.   On the other hand, it was apprehended that the outbreak of different waterborne diseases might be seen in the flood-affected areas following the improvement of the flood.
vast areas of Kanaighat upazila went under floodwater on Sunday. Several thousands people of Suroighat, Kalinagar, Barband and some areas of the upazila were marooned due to the flood. The farmers are worried about extensive damage to the transplanted Aman paddy and other seasonal crops if the flood continues for several days. In Sunamganj, the low-lying areas of several upazilas of the district have been flooded with heavy rains from several days and onrush of water from the upstream. The Surma River was flowing above the danger level. However, the flood situation may be improved today.
Locals said that the allocation is so insufficient than the demand, as about one lakh people have been victims of the flood. On the other hand, transplanted Aman and vegetables on at least 17 thousand acres of land have been affected by the flood, according to Department of Agriculture.