A 150-metre stretch of an embankment at Sirajganj's Shimla under the Sadar upazila broke due to strong current of the Jamuna River on Wednesday night.
Local UP Chairman Shahidul Alam said the erosion of the embankment continued until Thursday morning. He accused the Water Development Board of not taking any initiative to address the issue.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sarkar Asim Kumar visited the spot and said they have evacuated 50 families adjacent to the embankment and primarily relief was distributed among them.
Sirajganj Water Development Board Engineer AKM Rafikul Islam said they have prepared geobags to fill up the damaged areas of the embankment and the repair work will begin shortly.