Flood in Sylhet, Sunamganj: Army, Navy, Air join rescue operations

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Desk report, June 18: The flood situation is worsening in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts due to incessant rainfall and the flash flood in upstream India’s Meghalaya and Assam where record-breaking rainfall was recorded.

A diving team of Bangladesh Navy have also joined the rescue operations for the flood victims in Sylhet. A 35-member team of the force started their rescue work on Saturday after reaching there.

Two helicopters of the Bangladesh Air Force will also join the rescue work. Two cruisers of Bangladesh Coast Guard will also reach Sylhet to rescue flood-hit people.

Sylhet district administration spokesperson and assistant commissioner Ahsanul Alam confirmed the matter to this correspondent.

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He said, a 35-member diving team of the Navy reached in Sylhet and started their operation. Another 60-member team of the force and two cruisers of Coast Guard will reach Sylhet in the afternoon.

One of the cruisers will conduct rescue operations in Sylhet and another in Sunamganj. Apart from, two helicopters of the air force will be used in rescue work.

Sylhet Deputy Commissioner Md Mojibur Rahman said the Navy members took position on Sylhet-Companyganj road at Salutikar on Saturday morning. Later, they went to flood-hit areas to rescue people.

Earlier on Friday, nine units of Bangladesh Army started rescue operations in different flood-hit upazilas of Sylhet and Sunamganj.