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Erosion threatens Sirajganj upazila parishad complex

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Published: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Unb, Sirajganj


Erosion by the Jamuna River in the district is about to devour the Chauhali upazila parishad complex. The mighty river took a devastating turn on Wednesday and Thursday, wreaking havoc on huge public properties.

At least 40 houses and shops and southern portion of the upazila parishad building went into the river during the two days’ erosion. The situation has put the local people in great anxiety.

Arafat Rahman, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Chauhali upazila, said some important documents and furniture of several sections of the upazila complex had earlier been moved to safer place.

The whole office would be relocated soon after receiving order from the higher authorities, he said. Some officials are still discharging their duties in the upazila parishad building amid worry, added the UNO.

Aminul Islam, deputy commissioner (DC) of Sirajganj, visited the erosion-hit area and sent an emergency message to the Water Resources Ministry asking for immediate preventive measures.

On the other hand, local Water Development Board (WDB) authorities have already started throwing sandbags on the affected bank of the river since Thursday evening to thwart erosion.



Sources: thedailystar



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