Death toll from Bangladesh floods hits 184

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At least 184 people have now died in Bangladesh due to floods that have ravaged the country’s northern parts for almost a month, authorities said on Sunday.


At least 184 people have now died in Bangladesh due to floods that have ravaged the country’s northern parts for almost a month, authorities said on Sunday. .

Bangladesh on Sunday registered 10 more deaths in floods, taking the fatalities count to 184 due to floods that have ravaged the country’s northern parts for almost a month, authorities said on Sunday.

Over 33,000 people got infected with a waterborne disease, according to the health emergency operation center under the Health and Family Welfare Ministry of the country.

Of the total deaths, 155 drowned while 16 died of snakebites and 13 in thunderstorms, it said, adding that around 11,375 people in flood-hit areas are also suffering from diarrhea.

Earlier talking to the Anadolu Agency, experts feared that at least 5 million people would suffer from an acute food crisis in floods as nearly half of the country was exposed to floods.

Heavy rains in the neighboring Indian state of Assam cussed huge inflows into downstream Bangladesh.

Monsoon rains in Bangladesh come around, usually from June to September.


Meanwhile, coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic cases also continue to rise across the country, reaching 257,600.

The Bangladesh Water Development Board, however, said the flood situation in Bangladesh is getting better as the Ganges basin has seen further improvement with water levels in most of its rivers in receding trend.

Also, the country said in the weather forecast that a low light penetrated into the sea over the Northwest Bay and adjoining area, and the monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and weak to moderate over North Bay.

Meanwhile, coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic cases also continue to rise across the country, reaching 257,600.

The South Asian country registered 38 more fatalities over the past day, raising the COVID-19 death toll to 3,400.

Recoveries also increased by 1,114 to reach 148,370, according to the Health Ministry.

Bangladesh has conducted over 1.1 million tests so far, with 10,446 more samples tested over the past day.

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