Monday, 8 August, 2022

Flooding in Sunamganj

552km roads, 8 bridges get damaged

552km roads, 8 bridges get damaged
A road stretching from Kalapara village to Sylhet is almost submerged amid flash floods, snapping communications. File Photo

SUNAMGANJ: A total of 552 kilometres of road and eight bridges and culverts have been damaged during the recent flash flood in parts of Sunamganj district, said officials at Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) on Monday, reports UNB.

According to the LGED office, of the damaged roads 500 km is under LGED while the rest 52 km is under Roads and Highways Department.

The worst affected were Noarabai-Banglabazar road, Chhatak-jauabazar road, Chhatak-Gobindaganj road, Koitak-Haidarpur road, Lama-Rasulganj road in Chhatak upazila, Tahirpur-Badaghat road, Garh-Kalagaon road in Tahirpur upaizla, Niamatpur-Fatehpur-Anwarpur road in Salukabad of Bishambharpur upazila and Doarabazar-Banglabazar road, Doarabazar-Sunamganj road, Doarabazar-Bogla road in Doarabazar upazila of the district.

A rubber dam and a number of embankments were also damaged during the flood.

Md Mahbub Alam, executive magistrate of LGED, Sunamganj, the government incurred a loss of Tk 150 crore for damages to LGED roads.

The estimate of the damage may be higher, he said.

Meanwhile, Mahmudul Hasan, deputy divisional engineer of Sunamganj Roads and Highways Department, said 52-km roads were damaged during the flood.

Several lakh people have been affected in a flood triggered by the onrush of hilly waters from India and rainfall since May 14 in the district.

A vast tract of cropland and other areas were flooded, causing untold sufferings to the affected people of the district.