12 Cox's Bazar villages flooded, Baliari, Rest House devoured
Twelve villages of three wards of Ali Akbar Dale union under Kutubdia in Cox's Bazar district have been flooded by rising tidal water under the influence of low pressure.
Besides, some 150 square meters of Baliari of Diabetic Point along Cox's Bazar sea beach have been devoured by the sea due to rising water of rough sea.
Bangladesh Air Forces' installations are facing erosion risks. Many trees have been uprooted. Abandoned 'Madhabi Rest House' at Himchhari in Cox's Bazar has collapsed due to onrush of tidal waves.
The incidents of flooding and collapsing happened during the high tide on Saturday afternoon.
District and upazila administration and Water Development Board have assessed the losses after visiting the flooded villages in Kutubdia and affected sea beach areas.
Kutubdia Upazila Parishad chairman and District Awami League president Advocate Faridul Islam Chowdhury said 12 villages in three wards of Ali Akbar Dale union under Kutubdia in Cox's Bazar district have been flooded by rising tidal water under the influence of low pressure and inclement weather.
Samir Ranjan Saha, Sadar Range Officer of the Cox's Bazar South Forest Department, said the Madhabi Rest House was collapsed being hit by the tidal waves at about 11:15am on Saturday.
District Council sources said the rest house was declared abandoned three years ago as it became risky to live in.
Cox's Bazar Met Office sources said they asked for hoisting local cautionary Signal 3 due to low pressure. Apart from rough sea, strong wind was blowing on Saturday evening. Such a weather situation may prevail over the next couple of days.