Cyclone-induced tidal water inundates Bagerhat coastal village

Cyclone-induced tidal water inundates Bagerhat coastal village

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Tidal water inundated Dumuria village in Chitalmari upazila as an embankment on the Chitalmari River developed breach on Friday, rendering 200 families homeless.
Nizam Uddin Sheikh, chairman of Chitalmari union parishad, said about 40-foot portion of the embankment on the river has been breached open and the tidal water has submerged about 200 houses at the village.M Mainuddin, executive engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board’s Bagerhat office, told UNB that they have already sent a team to the affected area to do the repair works.
Chitalmari upazila nirbahi officer M Didarul Alam said the administration has taken necessary steps. He assured that the damages in the embankment will be repaired in a very short time.
Meanwhile, due to the incessant rainfall over the last two weeks, about 700-metre embankment at nine points in Rampal, Morelganj, Sharankhola, Chitalmari, Mollahat and Sadar upazilas of the district have been damaged.- UNB

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