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Rain brings miseries to Sylhet city life

Intermittent showers since Tuesday morning disrupted the normal life in Sylhet and most parts of the country.

Witnesses said office-goers and students suffered a lot due to water logging at a good number of points.

Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life.

The condition might get worsen in the coming days as the Met office forecast said the rain might continue for the next two to three days.

an officer at the Met office of Sylhet, said the axis of monsoon trough runs through central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay. The monsoon is active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay.

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Sylhet, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rangpur, and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country.

Meanwhile, the torrential rain worsened the flood situation in the northern districts as water levels in joint rivers located between Bangladesh and India were persistently surging due to the onrush of water from the upstream hilly areas for the past few days,He  Said.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in northern parts of the country as well, he added.

Relief distribution intensified in flood-hit areas

With a view to mitigating woes of the flood-affected people the government has intensified relief distribution in major flood affected areas including Sylhet Region in the country.  The government has allocated 277 tonnes rice and cash support of over Taka 5.57 lakh and 2,000 packets dry food for distributing among the flood victims in different areas of Sylhet region.

Besides, the district administration has already taken necessary steps to lessen the sufferings of the flood victims, District administration office sources said. The sources added that 13 shelter homes were open in five upazilas of Sylhet district as flood situation has deteriorated due to heavy rain as well as onrush water from the upstream.

Water level in Surma and Kushiyara rivers are flowing above danger level resulting the flood at all the upzilas-Beanibazar, Golapganj, Fenchuganj, Osmaninagar, Jakiganj and Balaganj, said Executive Engineer of Water Development Board Sirajul Islam.

The flood water has marooned about five lakh people and the district administration shutdown 200 educational institutions. Meanwhile, Bangl-adesh Awami League distributed relief among the flood affected people in different areas of the district. About 78 medical teams are working in different flood affected areas.

 

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