Rangamati, Aug. 24 -- Life is a balancing act. Who knows it better than the residents of Majherbasti in Rangamati municipality! These people have to cross the Kaptai Lake using a ramshackle bamboo bridge for the last five decades as no move was taken to build a concrete bridge over the lake during those long years.

Locals said they have to rebuild the makeshift bamboo bridge spending Tk 10,000-15000 during monsoon almost every year as it turns rickety due to use by a large number of people.

Local people, including students and farmers, have to depend on the bamboo bridge as this is the lone means for reaching their different destinations. Ultimately, students and patients are the worst sufferers.

When water level in the lake falls duri...