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Nine districts flooded recently

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Staff Reporter
Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Tuesday said nine districts have been flooded recently following the torrential rainfall across the country.
"We have taken all-out preparation in advance. The worst flood-hit areas are Moulvibazar and Nilphamari dis-tricts while the other seven districts are-Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogura, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Sylhet and Suna-mganj," he said while talking to reporters after a meeting over the overall flood situation, held at the Secretari-at.
Some 25 to 50 thousand Rohingya families have been at risk due to the rain and the government is trying to shift them in another place. Already, 30 to 35 thousand Rohingyas have been shifted to safe place but the au-thorities concerned are struggling a lot to shift them during rain, said Maya.
The government has distributed Tk 1.12 lakh in cash and 5.5 thousand tons of rice in 64 districts from July 1, he said.
Fifty thousand bundles of corrugated iron sheets and Tk 15 crore were sent to the deputy commissioners con-cerned for repairing houses of the flood-hit areas across the country, he added.
Besides, 75,000 packets of dry foods have been sent to 35 districts fearing flood, said the minister.
Replying to a question, about avoiding loss of lives due to landslides, Maya said the residents of hilly areas do not want to shift from there. The local administration forced them to shift in safer places but they again come back, he said.
Shah Kalam, secretary of Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, Md Zillar Rahman, secretary Social Wel-fare Ministry, Kabir Bin Anwar, secretary of Water Resources Ministry, Mohammad Alamgir, secretary of the Department of Technical and Madrasah and representatives from different ministries were present at the meet-ing.