Although the cyclone was cut, it left scars. The lower part of Galachipa is being flooded again by the effect of the full moon without cutting off the effect of cyclone Yas. Meanwhile, cyclone Yas has caused severe damage in 11 unions including the municipality of Galachipa upazila. Although the exact number of casualties is not known, according to preliminary data, at least 10,000 people have been affected.
At least three new villages, including the previous 18, were flooded on Thursday, the second day of the cyclone. This information has been known from the upazila administration and the concerned villagers.
According to the Galachipa Upazila Project Implementation Office, disaster-hit municipalities and 11 unions in Galachipa Upazila. The number of affected people in these areas is at least 10 thousand. The affected unions including Galachipa municipality are Amkhola, Golkhali, Galachipa Sadao, Panpatti, Ratnaditaltali, Dakua, Chiknikandi, Charkajal, Charbiswas and Kalagachhia. The damage to the embankment in these areas is 1490 meters.
Besides, 17 villages were inundated (three new villages were inundated on Thursday). The villages are Nabgram, Gramarddan, Nijhaola, Vaiyar Hawla, Lebubunia, Tetultala, Charbangla, Board School, South Charagasti, Charkar Pharma, Pakshiya, Londa, Chhota Shiva, Baracharkajal, Ichadi, North Amkhola, Ulania. At least 400 houses have been partially destroyed in these areas. Food assistance is being prepared for 2,200 people in the flooded areas.
In this regard, Galachipa Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ashish Kumar said, “Since Wednesday, we have started providing emergency food assistance to various affected areas.” Hopefully, the victims of all areas of the upazila will get government relief assistance on Friday morning.
He added that various areas have been flooded again due to the impact of the full moon, regardless of the impact of the cyclone. So we have not yet received an accurate calculation of the erosion damage.
A mobile court has detained 22 passengers, including a helper, on their way to Dhaka by truck from Shibganj in Chapainawabganj, ignoring a lockdown announced to prevent corona infection. Mobile court judge and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shakib Al-Rabbi confirmed the matter on Thursday afternoon.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shakib Al-Rabbi said unscrupulous persons were going to Dhaka by truck ignoring the seven-day special lockdown announced by the district administration to prevent corona infection. The helper was later produced in a mobile court and fined Tk 500 and each passenger Tk 400. The truck was also seized at that time.
The arrested are Abdul Alim, 20, son of Shafiqul Islam of Ramchandrapur village of Sadar upazila, Emon, 18, son of Salam of Kharial village of Monaksha union of Shibganj upazila, Karim, 19, son of Saidur of Sahapara village and Maruf, 18, son of Munsur of Joyaddarpara. Son Sumon (18), Nurul Alam (18) of Durul village of Dularbhapur Union, Nasir (20) son of Tipu of Dadanchak village, Habibur Rahman (21) son of Tozammel of Sahapara village, Habibur (24) son of Kalim Uddin of Bishwanathpur village of Bakhorali and Benazir of the same village. Son Zahir (19), Hasan’s son Kabir (38), Samad (30) son of late Quddush of At Russia village, Sifat (18) son of Yusuf of the same village, Azid (18) son of Mainul of Bholamari Chanpur, Russell (15) son of Rubel of Shanti Mor Ismail, 35, son of Mintu of Bhulkipara village, Imtiaz, 18, son of Alam of Binodpur Mokarampur village, Bakul, 20, son of Monirul of the same village, Rana, 21, son of Latif of Namotola village, Akash, 24, son of Golap of Gangarampur and Mithun, son of Safiqul. 25) and F., son of Helper Islam of Barosia village Rahad Reza (26).