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12:10 AM, August 21, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:18 AM, August 21, 2013

High Tide, Depression

Over 60 villages flooded in Bhola, Hatiya

A man carrying his kid wades through knee-deep water at Kachia in Bhola Sadar upazila yesterday as the area as well as more than 60 villages in Bhola and Noakhali districts got flooded due to the high tide under the impact of full moon coupled with a depression in the Bay.  PHOTO: STAR A man carrying his kid wades through knee-deep water at Kachia in Bhola Sadar upazila yesterday as the area as well as more than 60 villages in Bhola and Noakhali districts got flooded due to the high tide under the impact of full moon coupled with a depression in the Bay. PHOTO: STAR

High tide under the impact of full moon, coupled with depression, has caused flooding of more than 60 villages in five upazilas of Bhola and Hatiya upazila of Noakhali.
In Bhola, due to the high tide, water of Meghna and Teutulia rivers started to rise from Monday afternoon, reports our correspondent.
When Meghna crossed its danger level yesterday, portions of Bhola-Charfession and Bhola-Laxmipur roads went under water, disrupting communications.
Locals said, water gushing through the breached points of the dyke inundated over 50 villages in Dhania, Kachia, Purbo Ilisha, Rajapur and Bapta unions in Sadar upazila, Sayedpur and Bhabanipur unions of Daulatkhan upazila, Baro Manika, Pokkhia, Hasan Nagar, Kutitsa unions of Borhauddin upazila, Chandpur, Chanchra, Sonapur unions of Tamajuddin upazila and Sakuchia union in Monpura upazila.
Flooding marooned several thousand people in 40 villages while homesteads of many were inundated.
In Hatiya upazila of Noakhali, at least 10 villages were flooded by tidal water as town protection dyke breach at too points yesterday noon, reports our correspondent.

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