Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Death toll from flood reaches 126: DGHS

The death toll from the devastating flood in the country rose to 126 with another death in Moulvibazar district in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The latest victim drowned in floodwater, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total deaths were recorded between May 17 to July 20, it said.
Besides, some 21,843 people have been affected by flood during the period, it added.

Of the total deceased, 99 people drowned in flood water, 15 were struck by lightning, two died of snake bites, one from diarrhea, and nine others due to other reasons.

Of the deceased, 72 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 affected by floods, respectively.