Thursday 18, August 2022

Flood death toll rises to 129

News Desk: The death toll rises to 129 as two more people died on Sunday due to the floods across the country in the last 24 hours, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, 73 were from Sylhet, 43 from Mymensingh, 12 from Rangpur and one from Dhaka divisions.

One hundred and one died after drowning in the floodwaters, 16 died in lightning strikes, two from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine others due to other reasons.

Also, around 23,798 people were hit by floods during the same period.

One hundred and eighty-five upazilas were affected by floods, including 33 in Sylhet, three in Rangpur, seven in Mymensingh and one in Chattogram divisions.

Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Moulvibazar were the worst-hit districts, with 13, 11, seven and five upazilas affected by floods, respectively.


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