Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

No shelter centre for 20,000 Ramgati people

Published 7:14 pm | May 20, 2020

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Online Desk : Around 20,000 inhabitants of five chars in Char Abdullah union under Ramgati upazila of Laxmipur are in great danger due to lack of shelter centres as super cyclone ‘Amphan’ is approaching towards the country.

There are also no embankments to stem the flow of floodwaters in these five chars – Chargazaria, Telirchar, Abdullarchar, Ghesiarchar and Charmuzame.

Char Abdullah Union Parishad Chairman Kamal Uddin Manjur said local administration trying to evacuate the people to shelter centres in Sadar upazila by five trawlers. But people are showing reluctance to leave their homesteads and cattle-head.

UNO Md Abdul Momen said they managed to send around 500 people from the char areas into shelter centres by trawlers in last two days with the help of Coast guard members, police, village police and CPP.

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