Madaripur flood situation worsens
The flood situation has further deteriorated in the low-lying areas of four upazilas in Madarupur district.
As the flood water kept rising in the areas, the most of the char areas of Shibchar upazila in the river Padma was inundated.
A large part of the building of Kathalbari Government School in Kathalbari union, also the cyclone center, had broken down on Tuesday evening, said its headmaster Nasima Akter.
Earlier, a secondary school, known as Batighar, at Bandarkhola union under the upazila was washed away by the river Padma.
Bandarkhola Union Parishad, Community Clinic, Kazir Sura Government Primary School, Bazar and other important establishments are at high risk as it can be washed away at any time.
More than 400 hourseholds were washed away on the banks of Arial Khan river. A total of 21 shelter centres were opened where around 3,000 people took shelter, reports our correspondent.
Shibchar UNO Asaduzzaman said alternative arrangements will be provided for the destroyed schoold buildings to continue institutional activities when flood and corona situation will be normal.
Perth Pratim Saha, executive engineer of the Water Development Board, said the water level of the Padma River has risen by 3cm to 63cm above the danger level at Mawa Point and the Arial Khan water has risen by 2cm to 35cm.
According to the district administration, there are 37 flood-affected unions in Madaripur district where around 10,141 people are marooned. On the other hand, around 764 families are affected by river erosion.