Question: Bangladesh is a land of natural calamity. People here survive fighting against natural disasters like floods, cyclones, drought, etc. Recently people have become very much concerned about a calamity, and that is earthquake …… Complete the above passage. (100 words)
Answer: Bangladesh is a land of natural calamity. People here survive fighting against natural disasters like floods, cyclones, drought. etc. Recently people have become very much concerned about a calamity, and that is an earthquake. Earthquake means the terrible shake of the earth. It leaves a vast trail of devastation and brings untold sufferings. The after-effects of an earthquake can not be described in words. The whole air of the affected area is filled with the heart-rending cries of the people who get narrowly escaped for their dear and near ones. No rescue work is possible as there is a destructive fall out all around. The sufferings of the people beggar description. Only a vast trail of devastation is seen. Houses and buildings are collapsed. People become shelterless. They have to starve. The most pathetic scene is that there are many dead bodies under the piles of havocs. They decompose and stink a foul smell. It vitiates the whole surroundings. The volunteers are seen pulling the decomposed bodies out of the broken buildings and bricks. Really it is a pathetic scene. It is too impossible for a man of flesh and blood to describe the scene. Today the people of Bangladesh specially the educated people are very much aware of earthquakes. The people living in the multi-storeyed building are also aware of earthquakes because they have come to know that most of the buildings in Bangladesh are not built according to earthquake-resistant building codes. To reduce the loss the following precautions as safety measures against earthquake can be taken. (i) An earthquake-resistant building code should be made which should be followed as mandatory. (ii) The RAJUK should be very much strict in giving plans for the construction of multi-storeyed buildings. (iii) Experts should mark the fault lines. (i) Moreover. public awareness should be created. Because we all know that we should think of the consequences before doing anything. If the people become aware of the havocs caused by the earthquake. they themselves will take safety measures against earthquake. (ii) Constructions of buildings should not be allowed in the fault lines where there is the possibility of earthquakes.