20 Hatia villages flooded in high tide
The low lying char lands in Noakhali's Hatia upazila were flooded as the water of the Meghna River increased more than five to six feet than normal tide due to the effect of depression.
As a result, 20 villages under Sukhchar, Nalchira, Charishwar and Tamaraddi unions went under five feet of the water.
Locals said as the embankment is not repaired which was damaged during cyclone Amphan, these areas are flooded easily by tidal water.
The tidal waters enter twice a day--morning and afternoon-- in the areas.
Educational institutions, markets and haat areas, mosques, hundreds of living houses, farming lands and fishing projects were washed away by the high tide, they added.
Sukhchar union parishad chairman Kamal Uddin said all the roads in the union were damaged by tidal water a month ago. Those are yet not repaired.
Now, the fresh tidal water again submerged the roads, causing immense suffering to the inhabitants, he added.
Meanwhile, Hatia Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Rezaul Karim said many low-lying areas went under water by the tidal water.
"We have informed about the matter to the higher authorities concerned in the form of a report", the UNO added