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21 DU students stuck in flood-hit eatery at Sunamganj

Some 21 students of Dhaka University have been trapped by floods in a restaurant on to visit to Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj district.

Running out of water and food on Friday they called out for immediate rescue.

Three days ago the students went to Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj on an excursion.

They took refuse in Pansi restaurant when the flood situation of the district turned serious on Thursday.

Nineteen of the stranded students are from the university's Mass Communication and Journalism department. Of the stranded students seven are female.

Stranded Shoaib Ahmed, a third- year student of Mass Communication and Journalism department sent a SOS saying, "We are in dire need of food and drinking water and there is no toilet facility here. Here, most of our phone is out of battery and not working properly due to poor network.

Speaking on behalf of the group he called for their immediate rescue.

Another student of the group Usama Rafid, posted on his Facebook timeline 16 hours back that "We all have some stories to tell. From a random tour to survival thriller."

When asked, Dhaka University Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said, "I am in touch with the local administration. We have asked the cooperation of local administration and local people's representatives in this regard. We strongly urged them to rescue the students by sending trained rescue teams if necessary. "

"I have talked to the trapped students. They are still well and healthy. I have spoken to the SP and DC and asked them for emergency assistance, food and rescue," he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh