Sunday, 14 August, 2022

Death toll flood stands at 121: DGHS

Death toll flood stands at 121: DGHS

The death toll from the devastating floods in the country rose to 121 with two more deaths in Sylhet district in 24 hours until Saturday morning, reports UNB.

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

Of the total deceased, 94 people drowned in floodwater, 15 were killed by lightning, two died from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine others due to other reasons.

Of the deceased, 67 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.