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  03 Jul 2022, 19:00

100 houses, crop lands eroded in Manikganj

MANIKGANJ, July 3, 2022 (BSS)- The erosion of the Dhaleshwari river in
Saturia upazila of the district has started with the rising of water level in
the Jamuna river as it is one of the branches of Jamuna.

The vast areas of Baraid union, Dighulia union, Tilli union and Horgoj union
including cultivated lands, domestic houses and educational and religious
institutions engulfed the Dhaleshwari river. Most of the people under the
erosion areas have taken shelter at their relatives' houses, the local public
representatives said.
 
Abdul Jalil, one of the victims of Sonka village under Baraid union, said
though he had shifted his household items, he lost his rising crop lands.
Another victim of the same village Abul Kalam said before the flood the
erosion made them homeless.

Tilli Union Parishad (UP) Chairman Shafiqul Islam said more than 15 domestic
houses of the union have been immersed in the Dhaleshwari river in a few
days.

Chairman of Saturia Upazila Parishad and valiant freedom fighter Abdul Mazid
told BSS that about one hundred domestic houses including some institutions
have already disappeared in the Dhaleshwari river.

They had already informed the concerned authorities to take necessary action
to protect the erosion, he informed.

Executive Engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in Manikganj
Md. Mainuddin said Geo-bag are throwing to protect the erosion at Baraid and
Tilli unions of Saturia upazila and detecting the newly-affected areas of the
upazila for taking necessary actions.

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