Bandarban submerged following heavy rain Bandarban
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Bandarban submerged following heavy rain

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 09 Aug 2023, 01:04 pm

Dhaka, August 9: Bandarban recorded the country's highest rainfall of 268 mm in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The hill district has been submerged in water. Electricity has been cut off in many areas. Thousands of people are suffering.

It is reported that most of the areas of the district including Bandarban Sadar, Ruma, Alikadam are without electricity due to the deterioration of the flood situation. Due to lack of mobile network, the communication system is down. This situation has been caused by continuous rain for almost a week. Many have taken refuge in cyclone centers to save their lives.

Local residents say that the two main hill rivers of the district, Sangu and Matamuhuri, have become less fertile and the major cities, upazila towns and populated villages built around the river banks are flooded with little rain. Suffering due to flooding.

Not only Bandarban, several other districts have received more than two hundred millimeters of rain in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. Nikli received 235 mm of rainfall, Bogra received 213 mm of rainfall and Bhola received 210 mm of rainfall. However, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said that the trend of rainfall may decrease in the next three days.

This information was given in the weather forecast for the next 24 hours from Tuesday (August 8) morning. The amount of rainfall in Dhaka was 54 mm.

According to the weather synoptic, the axis of monsoon extends over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and northern parts of Bangladesh to Assam. An extension of it extends to the northern Bay of Bengal. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong over North Bay of Bengal.

According to the weather forecast, light to moderate rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty winds may occur in most parts of the country. Also, there may be moderate to very heavy rains in some parts of the country. Day and night temperatures may remain almost unchanged across the country. Precipitation trend may decrease in next 72 hours.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Chittagong and Bandarban has taken a dire shape. As a result, many people are trapped in water. Army has been deployed in these two districts to deal with the situation.