PM to visit Sunamganj haors Apr 30

Vast tracts of paddy fields in Sunamganj haor areas have gone under water due to untimely flood, causing immense sufferings to thousands of people. The Star file photo was taken from Narayantola area in Sadar upazila recently.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Sunamganj haor areas on April 30 in the backdrop of flash floods, crop and livestock loss in the region.

Sunamganj district Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Rafiqul Islam confirmed the schedule of the premier to The Daily Star this afternoon.

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An unusually early flash flood struck the haor areas late last month. Three weeks after the flash flood, fishes, several thousand ducks, frogs and leeches started dying in the haors of Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, Netrakona and Mymensingh districts.

READ MORE: Big blow to Boro

All measures taken by locals to save the dam along the Shanir Haor in Sunamganj have failed on Sunday, April 23, 2017 due to excessive rains and onrush of upstream hill waters. Photo: Mintu Deshwara

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Meanwhile, the Department of Agricultural Extension estimated a crop loss of six lakh tonnes with Boro on two lakh hectares gone under water.


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