Town protection embankment collapses in Faridpur

Faridpur, July 19: Twenty-two meters of town protection embankment in Bilgozaria area of Sadiqpur village in Sadar upazila collapsed here this morning due to rise of flood water.Water Development Board source said the mounting flood water of the Padma river hits the dam seriously at around 6.30 am.
Dwelling houses, valuables, cattle, trees of the area have been washed away with heavy rush of flood water, creating panic among local people. Local residents were shifted to safer place with their household valuables.
Executive engineer of WDB Sultan Mahmud said they visited the spot and were trying to protect the embankment. The water level of Kumar river might fall. “We will take necessary steps in this regard”, he said.
Superintendent of police M Alimuzzaman said that police posts have been set up at the localities to protect the lives and valuables of the affected people while Deputy Commissioner Atul Sarker asked the teams to help the inundated family members after paying his visit to the spot.
Meanwhile thousands of families including Decreer Char, Sadipur, Bhajondanga, Godadhor Dangi and some adjoining areas have been inundated by the flood water last couple of days.