30 schools shut in Sunamganj for flashflood | The Daily Star
10:48 AM, July 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:53 AM, July 12, 2019

30 schools shut in Sunamganj for flashflood

Academic activities at 30 government primary schools in Sunamganj’s Tahirpur upazila have been suspended as the institutions went under flood water due to incessant rain for the last six days and onrush of hill water.

The students of the flood-affected areas can't attend classes as all the classrooms and playgrounds went under water, said Abu Syed, acting education officer of the upazila.

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Flood water entered the premises of 17 primary schools on Wednesday while 13 other schools were submerged on Thursday.

According to upazila education office, Islampur, Patargaon, Sohala, Gorkati, Pathanpara, Puranlaur, Halhalia, Birendranagar, Kalagaon, SonapurKamnapara, Rangarchhara, Rajaniline, Borochhara, Lalghat, Lakma, Durlavpur, Kamarkandi, Kaukandi, Maharam, Noanagar, Pirojpur, Rafinagar, Sonapur, BalijuriNayahat, Saderkhela, Mandiata, Poilenpur, Matian, Sulemanpur, Nalerband, Shahebnagar, Jamalgarh and Ratansree primary schools have been inundated by flashflood.

Besides, flood water entered houses of many people, forcing them to take shelter at a number of primary schools.

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