Desk Report: Some sections of a concrete road collapsed into Modonkhali canal in Faridpur municipality on Friday due to excessive rain and unplanned excavation of the canal, reports Daily Star.
Thousands of people, including the students, in the area are suffering due to the road collapse.
Locals said a total of 2.25 kilometres of the road from Aliabad Union Parishad to Saken House was built by Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) three years ago. Some 800 metres of one kilometre road from Mollah Dangi to Saken House collapsed due to incessant rain from Wednesday and unplanned excavation of the canal, they added.
Thousands of people of 15 villages use the road to go to their destinations, they said, adding that students of several educational institutions are the worst sufferers.
Abdul Haque, a resident of Beel Mohammadpur village, said incessant rain and unplanned excavation of Modonkhali canal by Water Development Board (WDB) a few months ago are the reasons for the washing away of the road.
Hiru Matabbor of Izeuddin Matabbor Dangi village said local people are suffering a lot.
If the authorities do not take necessary steps the whole road will be washed away anytime, he added.
Faridpur Municipality Mayor Sheikh Mahatab Ali Mathu said they would take necessary steps so that people can use the road.
WDB Executive Engineer Sultan Mahmud said excavation of the canal did not cause the collapse of the road. It may have happened due to incessant rain, he said.
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