News Desk | Fri,4 October 2019: At least 300 dwellings and croplands went into the gorge of the Dudhkumer River in Bhuruingamari upazila, Kurigram in the last 10 days as erosion by the river has turned serious due to recent heavy rainfall and onrush of water from the upstream.
Visiting the upazila, breaking news reporter Atik hasan confirmed this that more than 300 houses in Paiker Chara, Char Bhurungamari and Sonahat Unions were washed away by the river, leaving 200 people homeless. Besides, embankments and roads in the area were severely badly damaged.
Islampur Jam-e Mosque Emam Hafiz told that Jam-e Mosque, a graveyard and an Eidgah in Char Bhurungamari union are also facing great threat of erosion.
School teachers Harun Mia a resident of Islampur village told that river erosion devoured vast lands, including his homestead, within 3- days, leaving more than100 families are homeless. Some victims along with their valuables have taken shelter in their neighbor’s houses while others are passing days under open sky.
He claimed that locals said hundreds people turn pauper every year losing their lands into the river, but the government don’t take any effective activities for this.
Chairman of Char Bhurungamari Union Parishad Md Fazlul Haque told that a letter has been sent to the upazila administration to take necessary steps in this regard.
On the other hand, more than,19 chars in 3 unions of Lalpur upazila of Natore district has submerged as Padma River continued to swell, and causing immense sufferings to the residents of the areas.