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Flood situation worsens in parts of Sylhet

The flood situation in some parts of Sylhet has worsened, with the rise in water levels of the Kushiara river in the past 48 hours, officials have said. According to the local Water Development Board, the Kushiara was flowing above the danger level at various points on Friday morning. Zakiganj, Beanibazar, Gopalganj, Phenchuganj, Osmaninagar, Biswanath, South Surma of Sylhet, Borolekha, ...

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Tea worker drowns in flood water in Moulvibazar

The body of a tea worker, who drowned in flood water and went missing since Wednesday, was found dead at Juri upazila in Moulvibazar on Friday. Deceased Ron Rikmon, 40, was a resident of Notun Tila area of Dhomai Tea Garder in the upazila. He worked at the tea garden. Locals said Rikmon drowned in flood water while he was ...

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Mother, son killed as truck crushes auto-rickshaw in Sylhet

A woman and her son were killed and four others injured after a truck rammed an auto-rickshaw at Companiganj upazila in Sylhet district on Friday. The deceased were Honufa Begum, 45, and her son Shofiqul Isalm, 5, residents of Islampur village in the upazila. Police said a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw from the opposite direction in Bhanga Bridge area ...

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20 thousand people ‍take refuge in Habiganj shelters

Despite the gradual improvement of the flood situation in Habiganj district, millions of people in seven upazilas are still living in waterlogged conditions. Over 20,000 people have taken refuge in 253 shelters in the entire district. According to the government, 23,535 families are living in waterlogged conditions and the number of affected people is 60,320. One municipality and five unions ...

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7 lakh marooned in Habiganj as flood water rises

The flood waters of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts are entering into Habiganj district through Kalni and Kushiyara rivers. Besides, the water of the Meghna River which is flowing through the downstream area ofthe district is also increasing. At least 7 lakh people have been marooned and they are suffering from various problems. According to the District Administration and Water Development ...

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Govt indulges in celebration keeping flood victims unfed: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the government has indulged in celebration of the Padma Bridge opening by keeping thousands of flood victims in the country’s northeastern region hungry. “Our people are starving and not getting treatment in the flood-affected areas, but they (govt) are occupied with Padma Bridge inauguration festival,” he said. The BNP ...

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Flight operations resume at Sylhet airport after 6-day

Flight operations at the Osmani International Airport in Sylhet resumed early Thursday after six days’ of closure. Md Hafizur Rahman, the airport director, said, “The flight operations resumed as the flood water started receding. The airport activities also became normal.” Two flights started moving on Sylhet-London route. Besides, a flight left the airport for Manchester, he said. Though the floodwater ...

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7 lakh marooned in Habiganj as flood water rises

The flood waters of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts are entering into Habiganj district through Kalni and Kushiyara rivers. Besides, the water of the Meghna River which is flowing through the downstream area ofthe district is also increasing. At least 7 lakh people have been marooned and they are suffering from various problems. According to the District Administration and Water Development ...

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Half of flood-hit mobile towers in Sylhet region resumes operation

The mobile network operators have resumed the operation of 989 towers in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona in the last few days after most of the sites became dysfunctional on Thursday and Friday following a power outage due to the floods. Out of 25,280 sites in the three districts, 1,687 sites went out of service at the onset of the floods. ...

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Flood victims will be rehabilitated, nothing to worry about: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said her government will provide all necessary assistance, including food medicines and seeds, to the flood-affected people in the north, urging them not to worry. At the same time, she urged the authorities concerned to take necessary preparations to face any possible crisis as flood waters rolling from the north are now likely to ...

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