Chittagong (The Daily Star/ANN) - Over 100,000 people in Chittagong and around 2,000 families in Bandarban districts in southeastern Bangladesh were marooned as flood situation there worsened yesterday.
The flood snapped vehicular movement on the Chittagong-Bandarban highway for the second consecutive day.
Keranihat, Baitul Ijjat, Amtali, Anu Majhir Dokan, Kaliaish, Bara Duara areas in Satkania uapzila of Chittagong; and Army Para, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Islampur, Member Para areas in Bandarban were flooded, according to local sources.
Two rivers - Sangu and Dolu - were flowing over the normal level due to the huge run-off from the hills and many more villages were being flooded, officials of Bandarban district administration said.
Bandarban Disaster Management Committee met yesterday afternoon and directed the local administration to distribute food and water to the flood-affected people, said Md KM Tariqul Islam, Banadarban deputy commissioner (DC).
The DC added that many areas in the city were inundated yesterday morning and many families were forced to take shelter in schools and government buildings.
Bandarban Municipal Mayor Md Jabed Reza said 11 shelters were set up in the affected areas and food, water, and other daily necessaries were distributed among the flood-stricken people.