For over a week, a large part of Sylhet region has been flooded as rivers have swollen over the safe level due to heavy rainfall. Hundreds of villages were inundated in Moulivbazaar, Kanaighat, Zakiganj, Gowainghat and Jaintiapur of greater Sylhet region.
Officials said about 2,800 families have been marooned in their homes as the water levels rose in Moulvibazar, inundating roads and snapping communications in many areas. In Kamalganj upazila of the district, over 700 hectares of farmland were flooded and the crops damaged. About 5,500 families were affected by the flash flooding on Wednesday and the situation continued to worsen yesterday.
As the water level rose in parts of Moulvibazar, Pradip Maliha, 30, a tea estate worker went missing on Wednesday night in Kulaura upazila. Villagers said he was probably swept away when the Manu river burst its banks and water rushed into neighborhoods.
Most of the flood-affected people in in three upazilas of Moulvibazar district have been passing their days in misery due to acute crisis of food and drinking water. Now 2,800 new families are marooned.