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Parts of Chandpur town protection dam collapse

Flood 2022-01-03, 12:37pm


Chandpur town protection embankment part of which has collapsed. UNB Photo

Chandpur, Jan 3 - A portion of Chandpur town protection dam has collapsed into the Meghna River, triggering panic among local people.

Concrete Cement(CC) blocks of 25 meters area were washed away by the  Meghna River near Chandpur Madrasa road around 6am on Sunday within 10 minutes, said local people.

Mamun Hawladar, additional executive engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), said at least 25 meters area collapsed into the river and the surrounding area is also vulnerable.

“Dumping of CC blocks started on Monday morning. We have 14,700 CC blocks in stock,” said the official.

However, there is nothing to panic, the official added. Deputy Commissioner Anjana Khan Majlish visited the spot. - UNB