Fenchuganj flood situation worsens; 30,000 marooned


Sylhet, June 21: The flood situation in Fenchuganj upazila of the district deteriorated further, leaving 30,000 people of 25 villages in five unions marooned.The Kushiara River was flowing 118 cm above the danger level at Fenchuganj Bazar on Wednesday, said sources at the local Water Development Board office.

Locals said Baghmara, Pitaitikor, Chhattis, Uttar Islampur, Monurtuk, KM Tilla, Fenchuganj Madhya Bazar, Nath Colony, Intaz Ali Residential Area and Paschim Bazar Residential Area went under water due to the flood caused by heavy rain and onrush from the upstream.

At least 30,000 people of Bhoraut, Guchchhagram, Moinpur, Barhal Nurpur’s Bilaigenji, Ghilachhara UP’s Judistipur, Uttar Kushiara UP’s Kotalpur, UttarTilla, Ilashpur Purbo Kandi, Uttar Fenchuganj’s Surikandi, Sailkandi, Goyasi, Manikona Bandarpara and Gongapur remained stranded in floodwater.

Fenchuganj Sadar Union Parishad Chairman Md Emran Uddin distributed relief among the affected people on Wednesday.

Fenchuganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Saifullah Al Hossain said they were taking proper steps to face the flood.

He also said 22 tonnes of rice have already been allocated for the flood victims.