Bangladesh: Embankments collapse and sea water flooded nearly a hundred villages.

Sep 5, 2013

Several thousand marooned in the coastal regions for the seventh time in the last four months

Thousands of people of Bhola and Feni have been marooned after flood control embankments collapsed and submerged large areas on the coastal areas. 

In six upazilas of Bhola, strong tides damaged embankments and sea water flooded nearly a hundred villages, leaving over 200,000 people marooned.

Over the last four months, the area has been inundated by sea water seven different times.

When the tropical storm Mahasen swept across the coastal region, tidal surges that followed severely damaged infrastructure in the area and washed away over 20km of flood control embankments, which are yet to be repaired.

Local residents said the damage embankments could not stop flooding, especially when there were unusually high tides. Over 100 villages have been submerged by sea water in Bhola sadar, Char Burhanuddin, Daulatkhan, Manpura, Tazimuddin and Char Fasson.

Communication in these areas has become difficult as roads and other infrastructure have been washed away by rising tidal water, flooding streets and crop land.

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Comment by Howard on September 12, 2013 at 3:10am

200 Meters of Dam Collapses in Chandpur (Sept 10)
The Chandpur town protection embankment on the Meghna River collapsed Tuesday, exposing vast tracts of land and many establishments to erosion.

There are fears that the famous Puran Bazar area may be submerged by the mighty Meghna River.

At least 10 houses and several business establishments in Bashata area of Puran Bazar were washed away within a few hours after the embankment collapsed.

Moreover, 2,000 businesses of the kitchen market and hundreds of factories in the area are now under the threat of erosion.

People have moved to safer ground and requested the Chandpur Water Development Board (WDB) to take necessary steps immediately.

WDB executive engineer Jibon Krishna Das said: “All the help needed would be provided to people affected.”

He said sandbags have been placed to stop further erosion.

Deputy Commissioner of Chandpur Md Ismail Hossain, Police superintendent Amir Jafar and officials of the WDB visited the areas when they learned about the collapse to see what needs to be done.

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