Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, March 22, 2019 06:48:16 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Rainfall disrupts city life badly in Chattogram

photo by

Water- logging section has tuned worse at Mirsharai Upazila on Tuesday.

By
14th-Jun-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

BSS, Chottagram :
Rainfall has caused unprecedented inundation in the port city, causing immense suffering to the citizens and disrupting normal city life along with vehicular movement.
According to the Patenga Met Office, 98.8 mm rainfall was recorded during the last 24 hours, till 3 pm ton Tuesday and a total of 372 mm rainfall was recorded in the last three-days.
The heavy downpour for the last three consecutive days collapsed the civic life causing immense sufferings to the people of Chittagong as two-thirds of the city went under knee-deep to waist-deep water.
The port city's rivers, canals and drains were full to the brim because of floodwater caused by the torrential rainfall.
The torrential downpour forced Chittagong Port to suspend loading and unloading activities at the outer anchorage of the port.
Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport sources said some flights could not land in the airport while some others were delayed to fly because of heavy downpours.
The heavy downpour which began Saturday night and continued till filling this report caused massive water-logging.
The water also inundated many residential houses and business firms in the low-lying areas. One of the largest business hubs in the country, Khatunganj-Chaktai, was severely affected by the rain and tidal waters as more than 5,000 business establishments in the area were submerged and daily essential commodities inside the warehouses were damaged.
Heavy rainfall created water logging in many areas including Lalkhan Bazar, Bahaddarhat, Muradpur, Chandgaon, Shulakbahar, Bakalia, Patharghata, Asadganj, Korbaniganj, Chaktai, Nasirabad, Patantuli, Madarbari, Agrbad, Halishahar causing immense sufferings to the people living in those localities.
Transport problems triggered by the heavy rainfall caused untold sufferings to the commuters.
Rickshaw-pullers and three-wheelers were seen demanding excessive fare from the commuters taking advantages of bad weather and thin traffic.
Meanwhile, congestion of vehicles in some important city streets including Muradpur, Bahaddarhat, Agrabad, Halishahar and Sholoshahar was seen as the heavy onrush of rainwater in those streets forced large number of mechanized and non-mechanized vehicles to remain stationery, increasing suffering of the commuters' manifold.    
Incessant rain causes flood in 3 upazilas:  Three upazilas in the district were inundated due to incessant rainfall for last three days till Wednesday morning causing several thousand people marooned.
Severe flooding has been reported in Hathazari, Raozan and Fatikchhari upazilas of the district that caused untold sufferings to the people.
In Hathazari, regional roads, fish enclosures, houses and business establishments were submerged by the rain water. Besides, embankments of Halda River in different points were collapsed, increasing the woes of the people. The Hathazari-Rangamati, Hathazari-Khagrachhari and Hathazari-Oxygen highways were inundated causing immense sufferings to the commuters.
Hathazari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Akterunnesa Sheuli said the local administration has taken all out preparation to tackle any kind of natural disaster.
The inhabitants of low-lying areas have been asked to take shelter in local educational institutions, she said.
In Raozan, heavy rains flooded many low-lying areas in the upazila, causing untold sufferings to the people.
Nearly one lakh people in six unions--Haldia, Dabua, Chikdair, Ghahira, Noajishpur, Purba Gujra and Raozan-- have been trapped following the rain water.
People were seen wading through the knee-deep water on Chattogram-Rangamati road on Tuesday. Besides, traffic remained suspended on the road due to the flood.
Shamim Hossain, UNO of Raozan upazila, said onrush of hill water and persistent rains for the last three days have inundated at least six unions of the upazila. A total of 24 shelter centres have been opened as well as a control room will be in operation for 24 hours, he added.
Besides, leave of all the employees and staffs of the local administration were cancelled and all of them were asked to remain in their work place round the clock, the UNO added.
In Fatikchhari upazila, persistent rains for the last three days led to severe flooding in 12 unions of the upazila.
The Aman seedbeds were damaged while fish of different ponds were washed way.
Meanwhile, Taiab, 28, a resident of Purba Farhadabad reportedly went missing in the flood water around 4:30 pm on Tuesday.
Khurshid Alam, Gauge Station officer of Water Development Board in Narayanhat, said the water of Halda River has been flowing 5.90 centimeter above the water level till 6 pm on Tuesday.
Some fifty villages in the upazila including Dharmapur, Committee Bazar, Bakhatpur, Shamitir Haat, Nischintapur, Azadi Bazar, West Dharmapur, Lelang, Gopal Ghata, Kanchan Nagar, Manikpur, Telparoi, Manik gola, Paschim Bakhatpur, Okhara, Rosanggiri, Paschim Nanupur, Maizbhandar, Azimnagar, Suabil, Sundarpur, Purba Harualchhari, Paidong, Bherajali, Shetkua, Doulatpur, Kumbar Par, Dhurong, Rangamatia were inundated by the flood water, rendering three lakh people marooned.
Persistent rain trigger flood in Khagrachhari: Incessant rainfall over the last three days led to severe flooding causing many areas were marooned causing acute suffering to the people.
In most places transportation remained suspended and many landslides on the hill faces destroyed many houses in different areas.
More than 500 families remain trapped in the waterlogged areas while another 500 families took shelter in different shelter houses. Non-stop rain marooned parts of Muslimpara, Ganjapara, Santinagar, Bangalchhari, Golabari, Kamalchhari and many places of Sadar upazila and its adjacent areas.
Meanwhile, in Merong union 500 families of five villages remain trapped in an area cut off by flood water where educational institutes had to shut down.
Rain-fed rivers in the region burst their banks swamping the low-lying areas where transportation between Khagrachhari- Rangamati and Dighinala-Longadu were suspended due to flood.
Deputy Commissioner of the district Md Rashedul Islam said if the rain continues for another few days it may cause huge landslides in the district.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Russia's Natalia Zabiiko and Alexander Enbert perform their pairs free skate during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo on Thursday.


Football »

Trinidad and Tobago's Aubrey David (left) and Wales' Ryan Hedges battle for the ball during the International Friendly soccer match between Wales and Trinidad and Tobago, at the Racecourse Ground, in Wrexham, Wales on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Deepika Padukone checks all ticks in list over a week


Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone has had an eventful last week as the actress unveiled her prestigious Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds and graced the Vogue International cover as the Global Talent. Both the events are key and one of the major highlights in the life of the actress. ...

City »

Holi festival celebrated with enthusiasm, fanfare


Thousands of devotees on Thursday celebrated the Holi, a Hindu religious festival of colours, across the country with due religious fervour and much enthusiasm."Marking the festival, a large number of devotees thronged the Dhakeswari National Temple in the morning to offer abir, a pink colored powder, at the foot of ...

Editorial »

Europe`s worst genocide and Karadzic`s life imprisonment


IT'S another symbol of justice against a 'genocide' that had committed about 25 years ago by a powerful European ruler; Radovan Karadzic. The 73-year former Bosnian Serb leader has been awarded life imprisonment for his crimes in the war that broke-up his country in 1990. UN judges in The Hague ...

Business & Economy »

Vivo launches V15 with 32 MP Pop-Up Selfie camera


Business Desk :Vivo, the innovative global smart phone brand, launched the long-awaited smart phone V15 after it's pro version V15 Pro was unveiled in Bangladesh last month. The Vivo V15 packs a 32 megapixel pop up selfie camera, a powerful triple rear camera set-up, stunning Ultra Full-View display 6.53 inch ...

International »

NZ bans sale of assault gun, semi-auto rifles


 AFP, Wellington :New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people."Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban ...

International »

EU chief says Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal


The EU could approve Britain's request for a short delay to Brexit but only if UK MPs next week vote through the withdrawal deal they have twice rejected, European Council president Donald Tusk said Wednesday.With nine days to go before Britain is due to leave the bloc, the country is ...

Business & Economy »

Bolsonaro to visit Trump to firm up conservative alliance


AFP, Brasilia :Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro will meet US counterpart Donald Trump next week to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.After decades of fractious relations between Brasilia and Washington, things have improved with the assumption to ...

Entertainment »

Romeo Akbar Walter celebrates unnoticed people: Mouni Roy


Actress Mouni Roy, who will be seen in the forthcoming film Romeo Akbar Walter, says the espionage thriller celebrates the unnoticed people who have sacrificed their lives for the love of their country. Romeo Akbar Walter is set against the backdrop of the India-Pakistan War of 1971. In the film, ...

Entertainment »

Biased towards TV but enjoy digital: Sakshi Tanwar


Actress Sakshi Tanwar, who has featured in a web series titled The Final Call, says she is biased towards television but has started enjoying working in the digital platform as it gives an opportunity to actors to experiment in a lesser period of time.  “I feel every medium is different. ...

National »

Mosquito menace paralyses Khulna city life


Khulna (South) Correspondent :Mosquito menace has paralysed Khulna city dwellers' lives. KCC is allegedly refrain from spraying medicine to eradicate the mosquitoes . All section of the city dwellers are victimized with mosquito bite. Particularly HSC  examinees are suffering a lot. They can not study well for mosquito menace.Some Khulna ...

Editorial »

BD-Australia to fight together global scourge of terrorism and extremism


Visiting Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism Paul Foley has said his country will continue to support Bangladesh and its people to address the threats of terrorism and violent extremism. He has also emphasised that terrorism and violent extremism are challenges shared by all countries. Mr. Foley who leads Australia's international engagement ...

International »

Trump reaffirms US considering 'all options' to bring down Venezuela's President Maduro


US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed that "all options" are being considered in his drive to bring down Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro."All options are on the table," he told reporters in the White House. "It's a shame what's happening in Venezuela - the debt and the destruction and ...

International »

"Democracy in UK all but dead": Trump Jr slams PM May over Brexit


US President Donald Trump's eldest son rebuked UK Prime Minister Theresa May over her faltering Brexit tactics Tuesday, claiming she had unnecessarily prolonged Britain's EU withdrawal by ignoring his father's advice.In a biting op-ed in the eurosceptic Daily Telegraph newspaper, Donald Trump Jr. criticised the British premier's latest plan to ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news