Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Vast areas in Paikgachha of Khulna flooded as dam collapses

Vast areas in Sholadana union of Paikgachha upazila in Khulna have been flooded following the collapse of a dam due to tidal surge at Bhangaharia of Khulna district on Sunday.

A 30 feet area of No23 dam of local Water Development Board collapsed on Sunday afternoon due to the tidal surge at Boyarjhapa of Bhangaharia.

Several hundred fish enclosures were washed away and a vast tract of crops land inundated.

Abdullah Al Mamun, a local UP member, said due to the inclement weather, the river water of Shibsha River was flowing above its danger mark.

Due to the tidal surge, a 30-feet area of the embankment collapsed, flooding a vast tract of land.

The river water also entered the houses, he said.

If the authorities concerned do not take any effective measures now, new areas will be flooded soon, he added.

Abdul Mannan Gazi, Chairman of the Union Parishad, said preparation has been taken to repair the damaged parts of the dam.

Raju Hawladar, assistant engineer of Water Development Board, said all preparations have been taken to repair the dam.

Mamtaz Begum, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Paikgachcha upazila, assured of repairing the dam.