Flood death toll now 82 as 9 more die in 24 hours: DGHS
At least nine more people died due to flooding in different parts of the country in 24 hours till this morning (June 25, 2022), raising the total flood 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 died by drowning in floodwater and one from snake bite and another died of other reasons.
The total deaths from flood 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.