There is no electricity, shelter, water, food in Chhatak-Sunamganj

More than 5 lakh people were stranded due to floods on the roof. Many people are missing. There is no place for shelter. Road communication is disconnected. No electricity. No mobile phone network. There is no drinking water. There is no dry food. Tuku’s head was washed away. Cow-food, fish fry are all gone. Sanitation system is broken.

Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Chhatak-Sunamganj district due to heavy rains and steep slopes. More than five lakh people of Chhatak upazila have been affected by floods for the third time in Sunamganj district. However, this time the flood has surpassed the flood of 2004. Thousands of houses, educational institutions, mosques, temples, fish farms, rural roads, ghats and markets were submerged in the flood waters. Cows, buffaloes, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep have died and floated away. Many people are missing. Lack of network has made communication impossible. There is no place for shelter. Insufficient if relief distribution continues. There is no food. The fish are gone. The flood waters are now flowing everywhere in the upazila.

Till Monday morning, the water level in all the rivers including Surma, Piain and Chela has decreased and now it is stagnant. River water is still flowing at high speed. All the roads connecting the upazila have been submerged. The main road connecting Chhatak-Sunamganj-Sylhet has been submerged in the area. Due to the increase in water, the road communication of Chhatak with the whole country including Chhatak-Sunamganj-Sylhet has been cut off for the last four days. Millions of people have rushed to the shelter.

Meanwhile, 13 unions and 1 municipality of the upazila are still drinking water. Thousands of people have taken up positions in government offices, shelters, primary school shelters, schools, colleges, madrasas and temples in local unions and municipalities. Union Parishad Chairman and various local social personalities have distributed food items such as dried food wrappers and chira with their own funds.

It is learned that 400 soldiers of Bangladesh Army are helping the flood-affected people in all the upazilas with speed boards. He brought the people of the village in extreme danger and brought them to the shelter. Arranged dry food. The community center at Gobindganj in Chhatak set up a temporary camp at Saima Saadi Mahal and Major Asabur Rahman managed all the units from there.

Milon Begum, who took shelter in Gobindaganj Degree College, wiped away her tears and told about the horrific floods. I have never seen such a flood in my life. The head has been washed away. Cows could not protect goats. All the family members including son and daughter have gone to Gobindganj College. Food crisis. Somehow spending the day eating at once. Five hundred families have risen for shelter. Sanitation system is poor. There is no pure water.

Meanwhile, Chhatak-Doara MP Muhibur Rahman Manik has continued to distribute members. He is looking for ordinary people as much as possible. Trying to find out through people.

According to the Sunamganj Water Development Board, the water of Surma-Meghna Chhatak Station 26, Surma River is still flowing at the danger level at Chhatak Point till Sunday morning.

Chhatak Upazila Executive Officer. Mamunur Rahman said the whole upazila was flooded. Relief distribution continues amid extreme weather conditions. There are still thousands of families in shelters. Besides, shelter camps are open on the second floor of all the primary schools, high schools, madrasas, government hospitals and other departments in the upazila.


Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.

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