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Sylhet drowned in heavy rain, Eid joy declined

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  17 Jun 2024, 18:08
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Sylhet city is flooded due to heavy rains. Several low-lying areas including suburbs of the city, Sobhanighat, Jamtala, Taltala have been submerged. The main road from Chowkidekhi to the airport is also submerged.

Water started entering the houses and shops of many people. For that, the city dwellers are in trouble while celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Adha. The joy of Eid turned into sadness.

On Monday (June 17) the rain started from 4 am and continues till 8:30 am.

It can be seen that, many people are not able to perform sacrifice animal because of not getting a dry place. Cows and goats are tied in the water. Apart from this, the flood situation has worsened in various upazilas of the district.

Meanwhile, the main Eid congregation was held at Shahi Eidgah in Sylhet at 8 am with heavy rain. Lakhs of worshipers participate in this Jamaat every year but this time was an exception. Not only the Shahi Eidgah, every mosque and Eidgah was in the same condition. At 8:00 am, water entered the Masjid in the police line.

Similarly, Eidgahs and mosques in several areas including Majortila, Kadamtoli, Airport Road, Uposhahar, Sobhanighat were disrupted due to water entering.

According to Sylhet Meteorological Office, Sylhet recorded 86 mm rainfall from 6 am to 9 am.

Sylhet Water Development Board says that the water of Surma river is flowing below the danger level at Sylhet point but it is flowing 72 cm above the danger level at Kanaighat point.


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