A total of 2.72 lakh people have been affected by the flash flood in haor areas of Sunamganj, the local lawmaker said today.
Addressing at a press briefing organised by Brac, Joya Sengupta, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) from Sunamganj-2 constituency, came up with the statistics at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) auditorium this afternoon.
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“The two upazilas -- Dirai and Shalla -- in my constituency have been badly affected by the flash flood”, she said.
Around 1 lakh people in Dirai and another 1.72 lakh in Shalla were affected by the flood, the lawmaker added, seeking the government’s immediate attention to rehabilitate and compensate the people.
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“The relief should not be in the form of rice only, the assistance should encompass rehabilitation and income generating opportunities for the affected people,” she said.