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Flood in Bangladesh affects rail-air traffic, 6 dead

Dhaka, Jun 18 (UNI) Flood danger level has been announced in at least 18 districts in Bangladesh including Sylhet, Chittagong, Kurigram and Netrokona.

At the time of writing this report, water levels in all rivers continue to rise. While six people were killed, four of them died due to a landslide in Chittagong due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, water from the Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Dharla and Dukumar rivers overflowed beyond the danger zone. As a result, more than a million people in the country became inundated.

Due to the deteriorating flooding situation, flights between Dhaka and Sylhet have been suspended. The Dhaka-Netrocona rail link is currently out of service due to flooding of the railway line. Railway authorities said railway lines in several districts in North Bengal including Dhaka-Netrocona were flooded.

The government canceled the exam which was to be held on June 19 due to the collapse of educational institutions.

According to ISPR, the army began rescue operations in the flooded areas of Sylhet on Friday. They continued medical services, including dry food.

Two bodies were found 15 hours after they disappeared in water from a hill slope at Jhenaigati in Sherpur. Their bodies were recovered from different locations around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Residents said they had been missing since Friday afternoon. Jhenaigati (SI) Police Sub-Inspector Abdur Razzak confirmed the rescue of the two bodies.

The deceased were identified as Ashraf Ali (60) from Bairagipara village in Jhenaigati upazila, Abul Kalam (33) from Bagervita village in Dhanshail union, Shahinur Akhter (28), Mainur Akhter (24 years), Liton (24 years old) and Emon (14 years old). .

According to fire service sources, the landslide occurred in the Vijay Nagar area of ​​Lake City, Fay’s Lake around 3 a.m. Friday. At the news, the firefighters went to the scene and rescued 6 people. Two died on the spot. Others were admitted to different wards at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

The Flood Forecasting and Warning Center has warned that continued rains in Meghalaya and Assam in India could worsen the flood situation in Bangladesh.

The Flood Forecasting Center said 16 other districts in the north and center of the country could be affected by floods over the next two days. Due to the increasing intensity of the floods in these regions, the water level of the rivers started to rise further. Meanwhile, the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur and Kurigram districts may deteriorate further.