DOT Desk: The flood situation has worsened further in the district as new areas went under water in 15 upazilas yesterday, leaving 2 lakh more people marooned, reports Daily Sun.
With this, a total of 8.5 lakh people were left homeless in the upazilas amid power disruption and a scarcity of food and drinking water.
Under the situation, the flood victims have sought more relief materials. Meanwhile, the government has allocated Tk 7 million in cash and 100 tonnes of rice and 21,000 packets of dry food for the flood-affected people, said State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman on Wednesday.
Although the intensity of rain reduced significantly in the city areas since early Wednesday, the hilly onrush and rise in the water level of different rivers deteriorated flood the situation in the upazilas.
Met office in the city’s Patenga area recorded 27mm rainfall in the last 24 hours till 3:00pm yesterday.
Light to moderate rain may continue at most of the places while moderately heavy to heavy fall at some places of Chattogram and neighbouring areas, it said.
Meanwhile, the body of a youth who went missing after his boat overturned in the Halda River was recovered while four other people, including three children, went missing in floodwater in Raozan and Satkania upazilas respectively. Several lakh people of south Chattogram were still staying without electricity while road communications to and from Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban remained snapped.
Nayeemul Islam khan
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