Today, two concerts will be taking place in Dhaka, both of which have been organised with the intent to raise funds for the flood victims in Sylhet and Sunamganj.
Eklimnagar village, under Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj, has been cut off since the flood started six days ago. No food aid has yet reached the village.
Thousands of people in Sylhet and Sunamganj are waiting to be rescued from floodwater. But their relatives cannot make the rescue trip on vessels due to excessive boat fares being charged in this dire situation.
Sufferings of people living in Sylhet division is not going to end soon as the water level will continue to rise for next three days and the flood situation will prevail at least for seven days, according to weathermen.
Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has regretted suspending power supply to Sunamganj district and adjoining areas.
People in Sylhet and Sunamganj have been experiencing a power outage since yesterday (June 16, 2022) following heavy floods caused by upstream water and heavy rainfall in the districts.
Worsening floods in Sunamganj and Sylhet districts have resulted in power outages, closure of many schools as they have been turned into makeshift flood shelters, and vast areas being inundated, with locals saying the flood is worse than the ones they experienced in 1998 and 2004.
Members of Bangladesh Army have been deployed to manage the heavy flooding and its aftermath in Sylhet and Sunamganj.
Around 657 kilometres of 153 roads in Sylhet and Suamganj have been submerged due to flood as the water of the river Surma and Kushiyara is still flowing above the danger level.
A total of 873 primary and secondary schools, madrasas and colleges have been closed in Sylhet and Sunamganj as the flood situation in the two districts worsened due to continuous rain.