Some 3,500 families of ten villages in Shyamnagar upazila have been flooded following the breakdown of a portion of the Kholpetua river dam due to the current of tidewater.
The affected people especially women and children have been suffering from an acute crisis of food, drinking water and sanitation.
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Moreover, a thousand acres of fish enclosures and crops were washed away due to the tidewater resulting in a huge loss of farmers.
Locals said the 200 feet embankment, built for the protection of coastal areas collapsed due to high tide on July 14, causing immense suffering to thousands of people of nearly 3,500 families.
Locals feared that the new areas of the upazila will be flooded if the damaged embankment is not renovated very soon.