Flash floods caused by incessant rains and onrush of waters from the hills in India on Monday inundated about a 100 villages in three upazilas of Moulvibazar district for the 2nd time in less than two months.
The flood waters breached embankments and swept away a 7-year-old boy, damaged houses, and submerged standing aus crops on a vast area in Rajnagar, Kulaura and Kamalganj upazilas.
The Manu and the Dhalai rivers were flowing above their danger marks Monday evening.
Rakibul Hasan, 7, son of Abul Husen of Muchhergul, Borolekha Sadar union was swept away by the gushing flood waters.
Villagers said that gushing flood waters breached the embankment on the Manu River for protecting Sharifpur, Tilagawon, Kunagawon and Hajipur unions in Kulaura upazila and Kamachak union in Rajnagor upazila.
A 50 feet section of the embankment was devoured by the flood waters.
Breached appeared in embankments on the Dhalai River for protecting Adompur and Sadar unions in Kamalganj upazila also.
Kulaura Upazila Nirbahi Officer Chowdhuri Mohammad Golam Rabbi told New Age that he visited some of the flood affected areas to make an on the spot assessment of the losses caused by the sudden flooding.
Moulvibazar deputy commissioner Tofayel Islam said the district administration immediately released 40 tonnes of rice and Tk 1.15 lakh for distribution among the affected people.
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