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Flash flood: Low-lying areas in Sunamganj, Sylhet inundated

The low-lying areas in Sylhet’s Goainghat and Jaintapur upazilas and Doarabazar upazila in Sunamganj  went under water due to onrush of  water from the upstream and heavy showers for the last couple of days.

In Sylhet, the water levels of many rivers including Kushiara and Surma  is increasing while the rivers are flowing above the danger level at many points, fearing flood.

According to Sylhet Water Development Board, Meghalaya, Tripura and Assam in India have been experiencing heavy rains for the last couple of days, resulting in rise in water levels of many rivers including Surma, Kushiara, Bhogai-Kongso, Dhanu-Baulai, Monu and Khoai.

The residents of 50 villages in Goainghat, Jaintapur and Companiganj upazilas of the district have been marooned while the road communications were snapped due to flash flood.

Syed Ahmed Chowdhury, senior officer of Sylhet Weather Observatory Office, said, “Moderate to heavy rains likely to continue till May 18 especially at night.”

In Sunamganj, Doarabazar upazila has been flooded due to  onrush of hill water and showers for the last couple of days , causing immense sufferings to the residents.

A vast track of boro paddy field was submerged due to the flash flood.

The residents of the upazila have been passing days amid anxiety  following the rise in water levels in different rivers and haors including Surma, Chela, Mora, Chilai, Chalti, Kaliuri, Dhumkhali and Chagalchora.

Besides, the roads and paddy fields of Bangla Bazar, Laxmipur, Bogula, Narsinghpur, Surma, Dohalia, Pandargaon, Mannargaon and Doara Sadar unions were inundated.

If the situation continues then the standing crops and Robi crops will also be flooded.

Debangshu Kumar Singha, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Doarabazar, said no report of damage was found till today but the local administration is on alert to tackle any disaster.