Millions of people trapped in water and 10 children died
Own Reporter, 06 September 2022,
The flood situation in the country has worsened. Floods spread in 17 districts till Monday. New areas of these districts were flooded and millions of people were trapped in water.
They spend inhumane days with subsistence, natural work and livestock.Many have taken refuge on high roads and embankments with cows and goats. There is a cry among the flood victims for dry food.
Although the relief was distributed at the government and private level, the victims said that it was insufficient. There is a shortage of fresh water due to the sinking of tube wells. As a result, various water borne diseases including diarrhea are feared.
10 children drowned in Kurigram, Jamalpur and Sherpur on Monday. In the last 7 days, 22 people died due to various diseases and drowning.
Meanwhile, several hundreds of residential houses and many crop lands have been destroyed by river erosion in different places. Village roads, crops are submerged in flood. The fish farm was washed away.
Teaching has stopped in various schools. On Monday, the water of 14 rivers was above the danger level.Such a situation has been created due to the hill runoff coming from India, the water from Ban and the record rainfall within the country.
Experts do not see any hope of improvement in the flood situation in the next one week. They fear that in the medium term this flood may last till July 21.
In the last 24 hours, 672 people have been affected by various diseases caused by justice. In total, 1225 people were infected in 6 days.
This information was confirmed by the Assistant Director of the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Department of Health. On the other hand, in a separate order on Monday, the Ministry of Education has ordered to open shelter centers in educational institutions of flood-affected areas for flood victims.
One cell each in those shelters The head of the establishment has been asked to keep in touch with the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and the District Commissioner (DC) all the time. The head of the institution has also been asked to be present in the concerned institution at all times.
According to the bulletin of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center, the districts affected by floods till Monday include- Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Bogra, Netrakona, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Chittagong, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar, Jamalpur, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Sirajganj, Rangpur, Kurigram and Tangail. . Among them Kurigram, Amalpur, Gaibandha, Bogra And the flood situation in Sirajganj will further deteriorate.
Netrakona, Sunamganj and Sylhet will remain stable. The situation will continue to improve in Lalmonirhat, Chittagong and Bandarban. However, the flood may spread to Rajbari, Manikganj and Munshiganj in the next 24 to 72 hours as the Ban water is coming down from upstream.
The executive engineer of the said center said that the main cause of the flood is the upstream flood and the water from the mountain runoff.
According to prevailing conditions, the flood water will start receding from July 20-22. The bulletin issued on Monday said that at least 7 points of Surma-Kushiara river are flowing above the danger level. Old Surma Dirai Point is above danger level.Besides, the water in the main rivers of the country continues to rise.
The head of the Department of Water and Flood Management Institute of BUET said that not only in Bangladesh, but also in India, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Pakistan, floods are going on at this time. Among these, floods in some parts of countries other than Pakistan also affect Bangladesh. He said, one of the causes of this flood is climate change.
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