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50,000 people stranded as heavy rain lashes Teknaf

Published : Wednesday, 19 June, 2024 at 6:55 PM  Count : 245

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Around 50,000 people have been stranded in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district as flashflood triggered by heavy downpour inundated low-lying areas of four unions of the upazila.

The rain submerged Kanjor Para, ulubunia, Unchiprang, Sat Gharia Para, Harangkhali of Whykong union, Syed Nur Para, Sulish Para, East Sikdar Para, Moulvibazar, Webrang, Chowdhury Para, Rangikhali Lamar Para, Baharchhara of Hnila union, Uttar Shilkhali, Natun Bazar, Paschimpara of Shamlapur union and Teknaf municipality area, causing immense suffering to the residents, UNB reports.
Nur Muhammad Anwari, chairman of Whaikong union, said many houses were damaged by the overnight rains that lashed the upazila from Tuesday night till 1 pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Rashed Mohammad Ali, chairman of Hnila union, said the rain waters did not recede due to the poor drainage system.

Adnan Chowdhuyr, Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), said the residents of the upazila have been asked to shift to a safer place through loudspeakers.

Besides, dry foods will be distributed among the affected families, he said.

SA

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Coxs Bazar   Teknaf   flood  








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