Friday, July 24th, 2020

500 houses devoured, 200 families displaced in Madaripur

Published 10:46 pm | July 24, 2020

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Online Desk : More than 500 houses and three educational institutions went into the gorge of the river as the erosion of the rivers Padma and Arial Kha in Madaripur district continues due to the flood.

About 20,000 people marooned in four upazilas in the district and 3,000 people have taken shelter at 21 shelter centres for safety.

According to the Water Development Board, the rivers Padma and Arial Kha were flowing 24cm above the danger level during the last 24 hours on Friday. The water level in the river Padma increased by 5cm at Shibchar upazila point while the Arial Khan by 6cm above the danger levels.

The erosion of the river Padma takes a serious turn at Bandakhola, Khatalbari and Charjanajat areas under Shibchar upazila. A school was devoured by the river bed in Bandarkhola area on Thursday night, while a primary school, community clinic and union parishad office face the erosion risks.

The river Arial Kha has submerged the low-lying Sanyasi Char, Shiruail, Nilkhi and Baheratala areas. Local administration dumped geo-bags in the river Padma banks to stop the river erosion.

Shibchar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Asasuzzaman said river erosion has turned severe turn in Bandarkhola area and they have shifted locals to shelter centres.

More than 200 families have become shelterless as the water level in the river Kumar increased in Rajoir upazila.

WDB executive engineer Partha Pratim Saha said the district town might be inundated if the rise in the water levels continues.

According to locals, the flood protection embankment of the town is in risk now.

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