Rangamati, July 11 -- Incessant rain for the last few days and onrush of water from the upstream inundated low-lying areas in Baghaichhari upazila, leaving over 1,000 people marooned.

Besides, the flood control embankment of Baribindughat was partially damage.

Meanwhile, the water level of Kaptai Lake rose to 83 MSL (Means Sea Level).

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Ahsan Habib said the upazila administration has opened 24 shelter centres fearing the situation might worsen as water of Kachalong River continues to rise. Food will be arranged for those who will come to the shelters.

"The low-lying areas are being inundated quickly. Many more areas are likely to be flooded if the rainfall does not decrease. On the other hand, relief materials...