Saturday 24, September 2022

BD flood death toll stands at 119: DGHS

News Desk: One more death from flood was reported in Moulovibazar district in 24 hours till Friday morning, taking the total death toll in Bangladesh flood to 119.

The latest victim had drowned in floodwaters, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The total deaths were recorded between May 17 and July 15, it said.

Of the total deceased, 92 people drowned in floodwaters, 15 were struck by lightning, two died from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine others due to other reasons.

Of the deceased, 65 people died in Sylhet, 41 in Mymensingh, 12 in Rangpur and one in Dhaka division, the DGHS said.

Of a total of 70 flood-hit upazilas, 33 are in Sylhet division, 16 in Rangpur division, 20 in Mymensingh division and one in Chattogram division.

Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Kurigram are the worst-hit districts, with 13, 11, 10 and nine upazilas being affected by floods, respectively.


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