Padma turns aggressive, people become panic-stricken due to river erosion
The second wave of erosion begins in Rajbari towm due to to the rise in water level in the river Padma.
Fresh wave of erosion began at Dhunchir Godar Bazar area in Rajbari town from Saturday afternoon, devouring some 50 meters area of permanent piling of the Rajbari Town Protection Embankment instantly by the river.
Visiting Godar Bazar area on Sunday morning it was found that onllookers were watching the aggressive behaviour of the Padma. The earth adaject to the Genius Brickfield was being devoured every moment.
Locals said once the river Padma was several miles away, which has now arrived near their homesteads. Hundreds of inhabitants on the bank of the river pass their nights amid the panic of erosion. Many establishments including homesteads, schools, mosques and town protection embankment face the risks of erosion.
Md Abdul Ahad, Executive Engineer of Bangladeh Water
Development Board (BWDB), Rajbari, said erosion in the Rajbari town began on Monday last. The only recreational facility of the district at Godar Bazar area was disappeared in the river due to the constant erosion on Monday and Tuesday.
Erosion began on Saturday again. Strong currents have appeared in the river due to rise in water level. Minimum 50 meter areas of the town protection embankment have been devoured. Geo bags have been dropped in the erosion points. Higher authorities have already visited the eroded areas and advised to strengthened the work. "We have been working to stop the river erosion round the clock," he said.