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Half of Bangladesh affected by devastating floods; 119 dead

Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of floods on Monday, which have also claimed the lives of 119 people

Bangladesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 July 2020 7:12 AM GMT

DHAKA: Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of floods on Monday, which have also claimed the lives of 119 people. According to the daily flood situation report of the country's disaster response coordination center, the victims were reported in 21 (out of 64) districts since June 30, reports Xinhua news agency. Of the victims, 96 people died of drowning, 13 of snakebites, eight of lightning, and one of diarrhoea.

According to the government's another daily disaster situation report prepared by the country's National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, the floods have affected nearly 5 million people and displaced hundreds of thousands of families. The report said 43,78,732 people were affected due to the floods in 31 out of the country's total 64 districts.

Floods reportedly caused widespread damage to habitation, crops, roads and highways across vast swathes of the country.

TV reports showed wide areas of land are underwater in parts of Bangladesh as major rivers overflowed since last week.(IANS)

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