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23 killed in Sylhet floods

At least 23 people have died after flash floods hit in Sylhet division. The bodies of mother and son were found floating in the flood water in Jaintiapur upazila of Sylhet district on Tuesday morning. They were washed away in the floodwater on Friday. Besides, another person named died while collecting relief materials at Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj district on ...

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AL always stands beside people during disaster: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the Awami League (AL) always stands beside the people during any disaster. “In government or opposition, wherever AL remains, its leaders and activists always stand beside the countrymen and work for them. During cyclone, flood or any other disaster, we always stay beside people and will continue assistance to people” she said. The ...

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Youth dies from snakebite in Moulvibazar

A young man died from snakebite while fishing in a beel at Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar district on Monday night. Son of Makhon Miah, deceased Shibu Ahmed, 30, was a resident of Bademonsur area  in Kulaura municipality. Locals said a venomous snake bit Shibu when he was fishing in a beel (water body) next to his house at night. Family ...

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Flood situation deteriorates in Moulvibazar

Flood situation deteriorated in Moulvibazar district in the last few days due to heavy rains and continuous rising of water level in the Manu and the Kushiyara rivers. The water of Manu River has been flowing over the danger level since this noon. At least 250,000 people have been affected in 500 villages of 50 unions in the district. Various ...

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Flood victims cry out for food

The flood-affected people in different districts, including Sylhet and Sunamganj, are suffering immensely for acute crises of food and safe drinking water. Floods are playing havoc in different parts of the country. The flood-hit districts include Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Kishoreganj, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha and Rangpur. As torrential rains ceased, floodwater started to recede in some areas on ...

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Sylhet flood victims in dire need of cooked food, drinking water

Flood victims in the district have been going through immense sufferings due to crisis of cooked food and pure drinking water. “We have neither any food nor have received any relief at the shelter,” said Terab Bibi, a resident of Chararpar of Sylhet city who has taken shelter at Ramkrishna Primary School in Chalibandar amid the worsening flood situation, reports ...

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Train communication on Dhaka-Sylhet route resumes

Train services on the Dhaka-Sylhet route resumed on Sunday as the flood water has started receding at the station. The train movement started at about 12:55 pm on the route, Railway divisional transport officer Khairul Kabir confirmed. “The flood water on Dhaka-Sylhet railway is receding slightly. So, three lines used for Dhaka-Sylhet train communication have become usable,” he said. ‘Parabat ...

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Roads in Sylhet, Sunamganj cut down to recede flood water

Some roads in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts have been cut down to recede flood water, said local government minister Tajul Islam. “Mayor informed that some roads in the flood-affected areas have been cut down to recede the water. If needed, more roads will be cut down,” the minister told these to media at Secretariat on Sunday. About flood warning in ...

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Stranded 21 DU students rescued by army from Sunamganj

Twenty-one students of Dhaka University out of 100 students, who got stranded in the Surma River after their launch broke down, reached Chhatak Bazar ghat at 4:30 am from Sunamganj on Sunday. They are now safe, said one of the victim student. On June 14, 19 students of Dhaka University’s Mass Communication and Journalism among 21 went to Sunamganj to ...

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Sylhet flood: Train, bus services suspended

The train and bus communication in Sylhet has been suspended as the platform and bus stations have gone under flood water. The trains will run from Maizgaon railway station in Fenchuganj instead of Sylhet, said Sylhet railway station manager Md Nurul Islam. He said, “The main platform of the station went under water. The trains failed to enter the station. ...

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