Lakhs of people marooned as 17 villages flooded in Feni
FENI, July 12: The rainfall during the last few days and the water coming from the Indian hills flooded 17 villages of Fulbari and Porshuram upazilas of the district. So lakhs of people living in these areas have been marooned.
The water did not increase in the last two days because of law rainfall, but the villages are still under water. Thus, the sufferings of the people did not decrease.
On Thursday, while visiting the flood-hit villages, it is found that houses, crops, and vegetable fields, everything is under water. As the roads of the areas are submerged, the day-to-day life is hampered.
Students of the areas cannot go to schools and colleges. The houses are also under water, so people have been suffering for cooking and eating. Especially, the domestic animals are in great trouble.
Heavy rainfall and the water from the Indian hills damaged the embankment on Muhuri and Kohua rivers in Fulbaria and Porshuram in 12 places and flooded 17 villages. So lakhs of people have been marooned in these areas.
Some locals said, "Every year in the rainy season, the embankment is repaired, but next year it is damaged. The flood-affected people do not need help, they need only durable dam."
In Porshuram Upazila, North Dhonikunda, Chithlia, Shaldhor, Rajshpur, Durgapur, Noapur, Rampur, Berabaris, and Alka and nine more villages are mostly flood affected.
According to field sources, the heavy rainfall affected Mohsin Member's house in North Shaldhar Village at Chithlia Union, Kalam Member's house in Durgapur Village, municipal area, Bera Baria Shahpara Village, and Bodu Mia'a house in North Dhonikunda.
In Fulgaji Upazila, three places of Joypur Ghonia Mora, North Sripur Village's east area, two places of Sahapara, two places of Boxmahmud Kaptan area and seven more places have been affected. Thus, North Sripur, South Sripur, Nilakkhi, Kismat Ghoniamor, West Ghoniamor, Shahapara, and Boyragipur villages are flooded.
From Tuesday morning to the next morning, the Feni-Porshuram Road was submerged. So the traffic movement was stopped. Now the water decreases.
The water level of the Muhuri River was 1.70cm above the danger level from Tuesday night to the next morning. Then the water decreases, and the water of the river is now at normal level.
Engineer Zohir Uddin of Water Development Board in Comilla said, "Water came suddenly from the Muhuri River and damaged the dyke. We have started initiative for a stable solution to the flood."