Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Flood death toll reaches 82

Flood claimed nine more lives in different parts of the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising the total fatalities to 82.

Five of them died in Mymensingh division and four in Sylhet division, according to the Directorate general of Health services (DGHS).

Among the deceased, seven have died by drowning in floodwater and one from snake biting and another died of other reasons.

The total deaths were recorded from May 17 to June 25.

Among a total of 70 flood-affected upazilas, 33 upazilas 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 where 13, 11, 10 and 9 upazilas were affected by flood respectively.

A total of 1,944 flood shelters have been opened, while 2,051 medical teams are working to provide various health services to the flood-affected people.