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Relief minister at Secretariat

Flood keeps 6.5 lakh people marooned in 13 districts

12 July 2017, 3:56:00

Disaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said that the government has taken all-out measures for affected people as flood stroke 45 upazilas in 13 districts.


"Almost 6.5 lakh people of the 13 districts have become flood victims," Maya said while briefing the newsmen on flood situation here on Wednesday, reports UNB.


The flood-hit districts include Sirajgang, Bogra, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Jamalpur,Tangail, Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Cox's Bazar.


Maya said that the government, meanwhile, kept aside Tk 1.9 crore and distributed 4,000 metric tonnes of rice and 18,500 packets along with nine items of dry foods under relief work.


The government has enough relief goods to distribute for the affected people, he told the media.


In the meanwhile, the minister has visited flood-hit areas in Sylhet and Moulvibazar and is set to visit northern districts tomorrow (Thursday).


He requested the lawmakers to visit the respective flood affected areas and to stand by the sufferers.

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