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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inspected the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and adjacent areas.
She witnessed the flood situation as the helicopter carrying her flew over the affected areas on "low fly mode".
Later, she landed at the Sylhet Osmani International Airport and then went to Sylhet Circuit house, where she is scheduled to hold a meeting with the divisional, district administration and local Awami League leaders.
The authorities earlier called out army troops to assist the civil administration in evacuating people or reaching succors to marooned people while navy and air force units subsequently were called out particularly in hardest-hit northeastern Sylhet region.
The government has allocated Taka 22.5 million in cash, 400 metric tons of rice and 41,000 packets of dry and other foods as immediate humanitarian aid to deputy commissioners of flood-hit districts between 15 and 18 June, said a press release on Saturday.
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