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Army deployed to speed up flood rescue, relief efforts in Sylhet, Sunamganj

The government has deployed army personnel in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts to speed up flood rescue and relief efforts, according to Divisional Commissioner Mosharraf Hossain. “The main challenge is to rescue people and bring them to safety,” he said on Friday. “The army is working alongside the local government in rescue operations.” Asked how many army personnel would be deployed ...

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Flight operations at Sylhet Osmani Airport suspended

Flight operations at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet has been suspended after the flood water entered the runway. Flood situation in Sylhet region has taken a serious turn due to onrush of water from the upstream in the Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya, and torrential rains over the last several days. The flood water has also entered the runway. ...

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Worsening floods threaten power supply in Sylhet: officials

The flood situation in Sylhet is worsening and officials are worried that the deluge may shut down the grid. Due to the flood, Kumargaon 132/33 KV grid substation, which supplies electricity to the whole of Sylhet, is about to be shut down. Suranjit Singh, engineer of Kumargaon 132/33 KV grid substation said, water has already entered the switchyard of the ...

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Sunamganj, many parts of Sylhet experiencing power outage

Sunamganj Correspondent : People in ‍Sunamganj district and many parts of Sylhet district are experiencing a power outage following heavy floods due to the onrush water from upstream and heavy shower. At least 1.8 lakh consumers are disconnected from electricity in different areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj, Sylhet Divisional Power Development Board office said on Friday. As Chhatak and Sunamganj ...

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SUST closed till June 25 as flood situation worsened

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has been closed till June 25 after the flood situation worsened in Sylhet. Considering the sufferings of teachers, students, and employees of the university, the authorities called an emergency syndicate meeting on Friday morning and took the decision, said SUST treasurer Dr. Md Anwarul Islam. He said many places of the university have ...

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Army deployed in Sylhet-Sunamganj to rescue flood-trapped people

Members of Bangladesh Army have been deployed in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts to rescue people trapped by the floods. Sylhet deputy commissioner Mojibur Rahman confirmed the matter on Friday morning. He said some rescue boats are coming from Dhaka. After that, the army will conduct rescue operations in the districts. Rising of water level of the rivers in Sylhet division ...

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Flood worsens again in Sylhet

The water level of the rivers in Sylhet division is increasing due to the onrush of water from upstream and heavy showers. As a result, thousands of people are suffering, new areas flooded and the overall flood situation in the division deteriorated. Flood waters from Surma River have flowed into houses and shops in Sylhet city on Thursday. River water ...

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Communication disrupted in 4 upazilas of Sunamganj for flash flood

Road communication of Chhatak, Jamalganj, Bishomborpur and Tahirpur upazilas of Sunamganj district has been disrupted due to flash flood. Roads, houses and different organisations in those upazilas are went under water. Thousands of people of 19 unions of the four upazilas have been marooned due to rise in the Surma river water above the danger levels after onrush of water ...

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Six lakh marooned as 3rd flurry of floods hit Sylhet, Sunamganj

Six lakh people in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts have been marooned as the country’s northeast has been hit by flooding for a third time this season because of incessant rains and water rushing down from upstream. According to local administration, more than 1,000 villages in 10 upazilas of the two districts have been flooded. Roads and houses in low-lying areas ...

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Sunamganj’s deltaic parts hit by flood again

The low-lying areas of Sunamganj have been hit by floods again after 15 days. The water level of all rivers of the district including Surma, Jadukata, Kushiyara has increased due to incessant rain and onrush of upstream hilly waters. The water of Surma river is flowing 11cm above the danger level at Nabinagar point of Sunamganj. Chatok, Doyara Bazar, Bishwamvarpur ...

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