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Death toll from flood stands at 116: DGHS

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Although flood situation continues to improve in most of the places, three more deaths from flood were reported in Sunamganj and Moulvibazar districts in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the new death, a total 116 deaths were recorded between May 17 and July 12 in the country, the DGHS said.

The latest victims drowned in floodwater, it added.  Among the deceased, 88 people died by drowning in floodwater, 15 from lightning strikes, two from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine due to other reasons.

Of the total, 63 people died in Sylhet, 40 in Mymensingh, 12 in Rangpur and one in Dhaka division, the DGHS also said.

Among 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 where 13, 11, 10 and 9 upazilas were affected by the flood respectively.