Monday, 8 August, 2022

Over 25,000 people marooned in Bhola

Over 25,000 people marooned in Bhola

BHOLA: The homesteads over around 25,000 people have been inundated in Bhola district due to increase of water in the Meghna river.

The Meghna river water flowed 74 cm above the danger level on Thursday. The Water Development Board confirmed that this is the highest of the season.

Earlier, it was 57 cm on Wednesday (July 13). The Water Development Board authority further said that this situation has arisen due to the abnormal increase in the river water due to the tide caused by the full moon.

The flood victims said that water was entering their houses even before the household goods were moved and they were in more trouble with cattle.

It was learnt that 20 villages of Bhola Sadar, Charfesson, Daulatkhan, and Monpura have been submerged in the tidal water. These areas were flooded due to lack of embankment.

Bhola Water Development Board executive engineer Md Hasanuzzaman said, “Water of the Meghna river is 74 cm above the danger level which is the highest this season. But there is no major damage. Downstream water is declining. Such condition may remain for more 3-4 days.”