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A salesman sitting idly in a shop surrounded by floodwaters in Fenchuganj on Sunday. Photo: Anis Mahmud There is water all around. Houses, offices, shops, schools, everything is surrounded by water. In some places the water is knee-high, in some places it’s up to the chest. It has been like this for the past month in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet.The floods worsened further will incessant rain over the last two weeks. Local people say this deluge has been caused by an overflow of the river Kushiara.An on-the-spot visit to Fenchuganj upazila today, Sunday, saw that water had entered 500 of the 700 shops there. Only a few shops where less water had entered, managed to remain open. With flood waters not receding for a month now, business was suffering, said the local traders.Flood victims in Fenchuganj using boats in streets on Sunday. Photo: Anis MahmudThe local administration said that due to the floods, 40 thousand people of over 50 villages in the upazila were trapped by water. Studies had come to a halt in three government primary schools where water had entered.A total of 52 families were staying at the three shelters which had been opened up in the upazila. Relief was being distributed among the flood-affected people.Businessman of the Fenchuganj upazila sadar, Fakhrul Islam, said that normally sales at his shop would reach around 20 thousand to 25 thousand a day, but for the past few months he hasn’t been able to make even 20 taka a day. He has had to pile bricks up on the floor of his shop which had been covered with water. Fenchuganj flood victims take shelter in Prani Sampad Bhaban on Sunday. Anis MahmudWith such water all around, there was the fear of snakes too.A resident of the area, Shaheen Ahmed, said the water in his house was knee-high. He had lined the floor with several layers of bricks upon which he placed a bed as a makeshift platform to stay on. But with two children, it was worrisome. There was always the fear of them falling into the water. Cooking posed a problem too.Executive engineer of the Water Development Board in Sylhet, Sirajul Islam, said, “There had been excessive rain recently in the Borak valley of Assam in India. This caused the river Kushiara to overflow resulting in floods.” He said the flood situation would not improve unless the rains lessened.UNO of Fenchuganj Hur-e-Jannat told Prothom Alo, “With the level of water in the river Kushiara dangerously rising, the entire upazila was flooded.” She said the administration was doing all in their power to come to the assistance of the flood victims. “However, suffering can’t be avoided in such natural calamities,” she added.According to the deputy commissioner, 50 thousand persons were surrounded in water due to the flooding of low-lying areas in nine upazilas. A total of 89 families were housed in nine shelters of the district. They were being provided with food as well as medical and financial aid. Local people, however, said that about 150 thousand people were trapped by water in the district.Sylhet’s deputy commissioner said that the district administration had immediately distributed 127 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 277 thousand in cash to the flood-affected persons. This assistance would be increased if needed.*The article is rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir
.An accused of a rape case was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Kurushkul area of Sadar upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased was identified as Selim, 22.He was accused in several cases including a rape case filed in connection with a violating 3-year-old girl in the upazila on 23 August.Major Ruhul Amin, commanding officer of RAB-7, said that a team of RAB arrested Selim from Natun Fishery Ghat area adjacent to airport on Monday evening.Later, the team conducted a drive along with Selim in Kurushkul area around 2:00 am to arrest his associates and recover arms.When the team reached the spot, his associates opened fire on the elite force, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gun fight.At one stage, Selim was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while his associates managed to flee the scene.The law enforcers recovered a foreign pistol and a one-shooter gun.
.Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.””Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of 3 May. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of the deadly disease since 1976.