Heavy rain inundates parts of Bandarban; 165 mm rainfall recorded in 24hrs
Several areas of Bandarban district have been inundated due to continuous rainfall in the past two days.
The low-lying areas of Hafez Ghona, Bus Station, Army Para and Islampur area went under five-seven feet of water.
Deputy Commissioner Shah Mojaheed Uddin said 192 temporary shelter centres have been opened and 41 medical teams have been kept ready to deal with the situation.
In Lama upazila, 36 members of eight families who lived in places that are prone to landslides have been shifted to shelter homes, he added.
Dry food has been distributed among people in the shelters since noon, DC Mojaheed said.
Due to the incessant rains in the past two days, the district's Sangu and Matamuhuri rivers are flowing close to the danger level.
The deputy commissioner said the administration is fully prepared to deal with the situation.
"There is no shortage of relief materials. Along with the administration, the army, police and fire service personnel have made all preparations to tackle the situation," he said.
Mahbubur Rahman, chief scientific officer of Bandarban Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Centre, said Bandarban recorded 165 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, people living in vulnerable places in all the upazilas of Bandarban are being asked to come to shelter homes as there is a possibility of landslides due to heavy rains.
Members of the fire service and civil defence are conducting drives in different areas with the help of the local administration.
Bandarban Cantonment Public School and College has postponed their examination from KG to Class VI.
Local administration has allocated 20 tonnes rice and Tk 1 lakh for the flood victims.