Members of Bangladesh Army have been deployed to manage the heavy flooding and its aftermath in Sylhet district.
The deployment comes following a request from the civil administration, according to the ISPR.
Talking to our Sylhet correspondent, Mujibur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Sylhet, said members of Bangladesh Army will rescue marooned people using boats.
The DC also said the flooding is getting worse and considering the situation, the cooperation of army has been sought in rescuing the flooded people.
According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center, at 9am today (June 17, 2022), the water of Surma river was flowing 108 cm above the danger level at Kanaighat point in Sylhet, 70 cm above the danger mark at Sylhet city point and 120 cm above the Sunamganj town point.
The Sarigowain river is flowing 23 cm above the danger level at Sarighat in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet while water of Puratan Surma river is flowing 2 cm above the danger level at Dirai in Sunamganj.
Heavy flooding in Sylhet and Sunamganj has left several lakh people marooned.
Sylhet district’s Gowainghat, Kanaighat, Companiganj, Jaintiapur, and Sylhet Sadar upazilas are the most affected along with parts of Sylhet city that lies beside the Surma river.
Sunamganj town is the worst hit as almost all areas in the town have been flooded along with low-lying areas of Chhatak, Dowarabazar, Sunamganj Sadar, Bishwambarpur and Tahirpur upazilas.
Around 10,000 people took refuge in temporary flood shelters which have been opened up in primary schools.
Road communications with Chhatak and Tahirpur upazilas with the district headquarters have been snapped since Wednesday.
– With The Daily Star input