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Surma River

Acrimonious politics traps project for eight years

Kazirbazar Bridge in Sylhet City

Acrimonious politics traps project for eight years

The construction of the much talked-about Kazirbazar Bridge over the Surma river in Sylhet city has remained incomplete even after eight years against the target of two years due to repeated revisions in the project, delay in land acquisition, unavailability of funds, and a lack of coordination among the relevant government agencies. In the...

3 drown as engine boat capsizes in Sunamganj

3 drown as engine boat capsizes in Sunamganj

Three people drowned as a sand-laden engine boat capsized in Surma river in Sunamganj Sadar upazila during heavy rain early today. The deceased are: Saimon, 28, Fayez, 27, and Jamir Ali, 26, of Sreepur village in Sadar upazila, reports our Sylhet correspondent. Seven people were sleeping inside the boat when it sank at Mallikpur ghat...

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Jadukata

Jadukata

At 7:30 am one day last week I found myself in Sunamganj town waiting for Biplob, who was going to be the guide on my trip to Jadukata. His familiarity with the area came from his work with several NGOs there. My earlier conversations with him had revealed the motorcycle as the best...

Boat Catches Fire in Surma

11 die, 30 missing

11 die, 30 missing

At least 11 people, including three women and five children, died and 30 others went missing when a boat caught fire and sank in the Surma river in Sunamganj Monday night. The Netrakona-bound boat from Companiganj was ferrying around 100 labourers home from a stone quarry in Chhatak upazila. "Around 8:30pm, a fire originated from...

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