Flood stays, misery compounds

padma floodeFive shops and a 25sqft area of Mawa launch terminal in Munshiganj were eroded by Padma yesterday but launch communication was not disrupted

A 1cm rise in water in the Padma at Bhagyakul point exacerbated the flood situation in Munshiganj, inundating dozens of new areas, including Kamarkhara, Panchgaon, Chitracoat, Kalma, Kumarbhogh and Banglabazar.

The Padma flowed 26cm above the danger level yesterday morning. Arable lands have been inundated and several thousand people in 100 villages remain marooned.
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Sixty-seven medical teams are working in the flood-hit areas, which saw the outbreak of a number of diseases.

According to government statistics, the Padma completely destroyed the houses of 49 families while partially damaging abodes of another 823 families.

32 tonnes of rice and Tk2.30 lakh were allocated for the flood-affected people.

The flood did not quite affect academic affairs at the educational institutions except Kamarkhara Barail Government Primary School in Tongibari upazila. The school authorities said they would adopt alternative measures to ensure that classes are not hampered.

Munshiganj Deputy Commissioner Md Saiful Hasan Badol said the local administration is doing its best to mitigate the misery of the flood victims.

Civil surgeon of Munshiganj Dr Kazi Shariful Alam said a medical team has been formed in each union and the team members are supplying necessary medicines to the people.

“We have also adequate stock of medicines for waterborne diseases and everything is now under control,” he added.


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