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Heavy rainfall paralyses normal life in Gaibandha

Published : Sunday, 13 August, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 72

GAIBANDHA, Aug 12: The heavy and incessant rainfall for the last three days from Wednesday paralysed normal life here causing untold
The incessant rainfall also caused water logging at different places of the municipality, leaving hundreds of townies marooned.
According to sources, it has been raining heavily in the district since Wednesday evening. 251mm rainfall was recorded in the last three days till Saturday 8am, said Mahbubur Rahman, executive engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board.
The people are confined inside their houses and a few numbers of people are seen to go outside only for emergency work.
The day-labourers are the worst-sufferers due to the rainfall. They along with family members are passing their days with economic hardships.
Many roads of Gaibandha Municipality have gone under knee-deep water for want of proper drainage system.
Apart from it, water-logging has also been caused at different places of the municipality creating untold sufferings to the town dwellers.
Water has also entered at the houses of the municipality people causing hundreds of families have been marooned and they are in more trouble.
The affected areas of the municipality where rainwater remains stagnant include Shukhnagar, Shantinagar, Sarkerpara, Kacharibazar, Baniarjan, Kutipara and Fakirpara.
Mahamuda Akhter, an inhabitant of Sukhnagar area in the town, said locals here including students, devotees and office-goers are in trouble as they have to cross a portion of Government Shishu Paribar Road which went under knee-deep water.
 Mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon said, flow of water had been stopped and hindered at many places of the municipality and so the rainwater cannot pass out normally and remains stagnant.
In reply to a query, the mayor said the officials and the employees of the municipality were instructed to remove the hindrance of water flow anyhow to remove the water stagnant in the town very soon and they had already started their work.

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